November 28, 2011 11:24am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Sherry Stringfield, Virginia Madsen to Star in TNT Telepic 'Hornet's Nest'
Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen have been tapped to star in the TNT telefilm Hornet's Nest.
Based on the novel by Patricia Cornwell, the TV movie will be part of the cable network's TNT Mystery Movie Nighit and revolve around a serial killer who targets out-of-town businessmen.
Sideways' Madsen will star as police chief Judy Hammer, with ER's Stringfield playing her top deputy, Virginia West, as they team with reporter Andy Brazil (Robbie Amell, Picture This) as they work the case of a serial killer in Charlotte, N.C.
The Good Wife's Michael Boatman and ER's Michael Silver co-star.
TNT Mystery Movie Night launches Tuesday at 9 p.m. with Scott Turnow's Innocent, and will feature six movies in November and December before returning in the spring with Hornet's Nest and three more telepics.
Dee Johnson(Southland, Rizzoli & Isles) adapted Hornet's Nest, with Jim Head and Cornwell executive producing.
Upcoming original movies include Ricochet (Nov. 30), Hide (Dec. 6), Silent Witness (Dec. 7), Good Morning, Killer (Dec. 13) and Deck the Halls (Dec. 20).