Lifetime rushes trio for 'Sorority' movie

Courtney Thorne-Smith, Lucy Hale, Faith Ford in cast

Lifetime is engaging in "Sorority Wars."

Courtney Thorne-Smith and Lucy Hale are set and Faith Ford is in negotiations to star in a new Lifetime original movie set in the cut-throat world of college sororities.

"Sorority" centers on an 18-year-old freshman (Hale) who ignites a full-blown sorority war after she snubs Delta, the sorority co-founded by her mother (Thorne-Smith) and her mother's college best friend (Ford), in favor of the more laid-back and less gossipy Kappa.

James Hayman ("Ugly Betty") is set to direct the movie from a script by Michelle Lovretta ("To Be Fat Like Me"). Patricia Clifford and Frank von Zerneck are exec producing through their Patricia Clifford Prods. and von Zerneck/Sertner Films.

Production on the movie is slated to begin April 27th in Vancouver.

"According to Jim" co-star Thorne-Smith is repped by Paradigm. Hale co-stars on the CW's drama "Privileged," while comedy veteran Ford most recently appeared on ABC's "Carpoolers."
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