Pressman and Elliott in 'Love' with Lifetime
EmptyLifetime is getting "Love Sick" with an original movie toplined by Sally Pressman, star of the network's new hit "Army Wives," and David James Elliott.
Additionally, Elliott has been tapped to star in the indie "The Rainbow Tribe."
"Love Sick" is based on Sue William Silverman's memoir "Love Sick: One Woman's Journey Through Sexual Addiction." It tells the true story of Sue (Pressman), an attractive married woman with a seemingly normal life who has a dirty little secret: She is a sex addict. The film chronicles her downward spiral into sex addiction as well as her way to recovery. Elliott will play Rick, a guy with whom she has secret rendezvous at a seedy motel every Thursday.
Maria Nation (CBS' "Ice Bound") penned the script for "Love Sick," which will be directed by Grant Harvey. Tim Johnson and Jean Abounader are executive producing.
Pressman, who plays Roxy LeBlanc on "Wives," is repped by Stone Manners Agency and manager Mike Smith at Principal Entertainment.
Elliott recently started filming "Tribe," a coming-of-age tale set at a summer camp in Minnesota from writer-producer Daniel S. Frisch and director Chris Watson. Elliott will play a cancer victim who goes to the camp to help troubled kids in search for hope in his life.
"JAG" star Elliott, who recently co-starred on CBS' "Close to Home," is repped by ICM and manager Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.