Pollan serves as mother figure for 'Holloway'


Tracy Pollan has been tapped to star in Lifetime Movie Network's telefilm "The Natalee Holloway Story," about the teenager who disappeared in 2005 during a senior class vacation in Aruba.

Mikael Salomon ("The Andromeda Strain") has come on board to direct the tentatively titled movie, based on the book "Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith" by Holloway's mother, Beth Twitty.

Pollan will play Twitty in the movie, which will spotlight her efforts to discover the truth about what happened to her daughter.

"Holloway," from Sony Pictures Television, was written by Teena Booth. Judith Verno, Frank von Zerneck and Robert M. Sertner are executive producers, and Andrew Golov is a producer. The movie is set to go into production next month for an April premiere.

Pollan is best known for her recurring role as the love interest of now-real-life husband Michael J. Fox's character on NBC's 1980s comedy "Family Ties." In 2000, she received a Emmy nom for her guest-starring role on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU." (partialdiff)