Lifetime has home for this 'Little Girl'
EmptyJudy Reyes, Ana Ortiz and A Martinez have signed to star in the telefilm "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story," which will air this year on the Lifetime Movie Network.
"Little Girl" is based on the true story of Luz Cuevas (Reyes), who believed that her infant daughter, Delimar, had perished in a fire in their Philadelphia apartment. But six years later, Luz spots a little girl at a birthday party who she knows in her heart is her daughter and sets out to prove it.
Ortiz will play Valerie Valleja, a distant relative of Luz. Martinez is set to play Angel Cruz, a councilman who helps Luz.
"Little Girl" is said to be a high-priority project for LMN, which is planning to air it as an "event movie." It comes on the heels of "The Capture of the Green River Killer," LMN's first original miniseries and its highest-rated project ever.
"Little Girl," being produced by Lifetime Network in association with TF1, will be directed and executive produced by Paul Kaufman. Harvey Kahn of Front Street Prods., Joey Plager and Larry Thompson also are exec producers. Chris Canaan is the writer.
Reyes won an ALMA Award for her role as Carla on NBC's "Scrubs." She is repped by Paradigm and Leverage Management.
Ortiz is best known for her role as Hilda on ABC's "Ugly Betty," for which she has won ALMA and Imagen Awards. She is repped by Harold Augustein and Sharon Paz of Abrams Artist and attorney Brad Small.
Martinez, known for his role as Roy on ABC's "General Hospital," recently appeared on CBS' "CSI." He's repped by David Shapira & Associates and Teitelbaum Artists Group.