Lifetime to grant 'Wish' for Sackhoff
Empty"Battlestar Galactica" star Katee Sackhoff is starring in the tentatively titled telefilm "Be Careful What You Wish For," which is set to air on Lifetime in the U.S. and on CH Television in Canada.
The two-hour movie, from Blueprint Entertainment, is set in a small town in the 1990s. Sackhoff will star as Sara Jacob, a teenager who has had a crush on one of her classmates since preschool. But when an eclipse lands the unsuspecting teens at their wedding almost 20 years in the future, neither of them is prepared for what adulthood has in store.
Also starring in the movie, which just wrapped production, are Sage Brocklebank ("Psych"), Kim Poirier ("Dawn of the Dead") and Tommy Lioutas ("Whistler"). "Careful" is set to air July 16 on Lifetime.
"Careful," filmed on location in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was produced by Blueprint with local producer Stephen Onda Prods. The companies produced the TV movie "Intimate Stranger."
Executive producers for Blueprint are John Morayniss, Noreen Halpern and Ira Pincus. Onda and Blueprint vp production and development Bernard Bourret are producing. The director is David Winkler, and the writers are Nancey Silvers and Ron Fassler.
Sackhoff also is guest-starring on the pilot for NBC's "The Bionic Woman" -- a reimagining of the 1970s series that centers on Jamie Sommers (Michelle Ryan), a woman who is turned into a walking technological miracle after a car crash -- as Sarah, an evil bionic woman and nemesis to Sommers. The news follows the recent apparent demise of Sackhoff's "Battlestar" character, Starbuck.
Sackhoff is repped by Diverse Talent Group and manager Jamie Freed at the Collective.