LMN preps Natalee Holloway story

Telefilm set for a 2009 debut

Lifetime Movie Network has gone into preproduction on a telefilm based on the real-life story of Natalee Holloway, a teenager who disappeared in 2005 during a senior class vacation in Aruba.

The tentatively titled "The Natalee Holloway Story," from Sony Pictures TV and executive producers Judith Verno and Frank Von Zerneck, is based on the book "Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith," by Holloway's mother, Beth Twitty.

The movie, airing in 2009, will tell the story of Holloway, whose disappearance captured the attention of the national media, and Twitty's efforts to discover the truth about what happened to her daughter.