Lifetime nabs three Sony films

'Obsessed,' 'Ugly Truth,' 'Julie & Julia' headed to cable

Lifetime Networks has acquired exclusive basic cable rights to three Sony pics: the drama "Obsessed" and summer comedies "The Ugly Truth" and "Julie & Julia," which opens Friday.

The three films are slated for a TV premiere in 2011 on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network.

Details on the deal were not disclosed, but the license fee for the three movies is said to be tied to their boxoffice performance and is expected to land in the $20 million-$30 million range depending on the final tally for "Truth" and "Julia."

Nora Ephron's "Julia," which stars Meryl Streep as famed TV chef Julia Child and Amy Adams as a woman who blogs about preparing her recipes, is eyeing a $20 million opening weekend.

Robert Luketic's romantic comedy "Truth" debuted with $27.6 million and has grossed $60 million to date. It stars Katherine Heigl of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" whose reruns also air on Lifetime.

The Beyonce Knowles-starring thriller "Obsessed" amassed $68.3 million in its boxoffice run in the spring.

Although mostly known for its original made-for-TV movies, Lifetime also has a library of female-oriented features, including "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Bend It Like Beckham," "Because I Said So," "Beauty Shop," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" and "You've Got Mail."