Pair race to Family 'Circuit'


Billy Campbell and Michelle Trachtenberg have been tapped to star in an ABC Family original movie tentatively titled "The Circuit."

Drew Fuller (Lifetime's "Army Wives") co-stars in the two-hour movie, which is set to premiere next year.

"Circuit" is described as an "adrenaline-charged family drama" in which an estranged father (Campbell) and daughter (Trachtenberg) compete on the stock-car race track. Her star is on the rise, while his once-legendary career is on the decline. Fuller plays the love interest to Trachtenberg's character.

The movie is from von Zerneck/Sertner Films, with the company's Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner executive producing alongside William Gilmore and Charles Lenhoff. Peter Werner will direct and serve as co-executive producer, with Randy Sutter producing.

"Circuit" was written by Bill Hanley, with rewrites by Quinton Peeplescq and Janet Brownell.

Campbell's credits include "The 4400," "The O.C." and "Once and Again." He is repped by CAA and Sean Fay at 1 Management.

Trachtenberg's credits include "Six Feet Under" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She is repped by CAA, manager Peg Donegan at Framework and attorney Ira Schreck.

Fuller's credits also include "Charmed" and the feature film "The Ultimate Gift." He is repped by Gersh Agency, Untitled Entertainment and attorney Jeff Bernstein.

Hanley and Gilmore were repped by Lenhoff, their manager, in the "Circuit" deal.

Werner is repped by ICM.