Locklear again 'Flirting' with Lifetime movie


Heather Locklear is reuniting with Lifetime for a holiday-themed original movie tentatively titled "Flirting With 40."

"Flirting," based on the Jane Porter novel, is described as a lighthearted and poignant story about a divorced mother of two (Locklear) who, while on vacation on the brink of her 40th birthday, enters into an unexpected romance with a much younger man and learns that life can begin at 40.

Locklear starred in Lifetime's "Nora Roberts' Angels Fall," the network's most-watched original movie of 2007 with nearly 5 million viewers.

"It's obvious that our viewers adore her," said Tanya Lopez, senior vp original movies at Lifetime Networks. "This movie is an honest look at how sometimes women can become stuck in first gear, yet finding the courage to make a dramatic change in their lives can truly be invigorating, even to the chagrin of friends and family."

"Flirting," set to premiere in December, was written by Julia Dahl ("The West Wing"). The movie is produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films, Peace Out Prods. and Sony Pictures Television. Judith Verno, Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner are executive producing, with Lucy Mukerjee serving as co-executive producer.

Locklear also recently worked with SPT in a guest-starring role on the company's CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement."

"She is perfect for the part (in the Lifetime movie), and we are delighted that she shares our enthusiasm for 'Flirting With 40,' " said Helen Verno, executive vp movies and miniseries at SPT.

Locklear is repped by ICM, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and attorney Gerald Edelstein.