Lifetime telepic will do 'em 'Wronged'


Julia Ormond is set to star in "The Wronged Man," a Lifetime Movie Network telefilm slated to premiere in November.

Mahershalalhashbaz Ali also has been cast in the project from Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and Sony TV.

Based on a true story, "Wronged" centers on Janet Gregory (Ormond), a single mother working as a paralegal who is convinced of the innocence of Calvin Willis (Ali), a black husband and father accused of raping a neighborhood girl. She takes his case pro bono and starts a 22-year legal battle that ultimately exonerates an unjustly accused man and sparks a lifelong friendship.

Tom McLoughlin will direct the film from a script by Teena Booth.

Ormond and Ali appear together in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." (partialdiff)