Lifetime rushes trio for 'Sorority'


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 about 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 is set to direct the telefilm from a script by Michelle Lovretta. Patricia Clifford and Frank von Zerneck are exec producing through their Patricia Clifford Prods. and von Zerneck/Sertner Films.

Production is slated to begin April 27 in Vancouver.

"According to Jim" co-star Thorne-Smith is with Paradigm. Hale co-stars on the CW's "Privileged," while Ford recently appeared on ABC's "Carpoolers." (partialdiff)