For Stamos, a matter of Lifetime and death


John Stamos is set to star in and produce "Killing Mr. Kissel," a Lifetime original movie based on the true story of two multimillionaire brothers who married the women of their dreams and wound up dead.

Robin Tunney, Gretchen Egolf and Anson Mount also star in the movie, which premieres in November.

Separately, Stamos is developing a telefilm at TNT and Sony Pictures TV that centers on the founder of Project Cuddle, a national organization that works to save babies from being abandoned or harmed.

"Killing" centers on real estate mogul Andrew Kissel (Stamos), who marries ski instructor Hayley Wolff (Egolf), while his younger brother, Rob (Mount), a New York investment banker, marries social climber Nancy Keeshin (Tunney). On the surface, it seems that the brothers are starting idyllic families, but a turn of events ultimately leads to their deaths.

"While entertaining, this story about one family's quest for the American dream that spiraled out of control also reminds us to be careful what you wish for," Lifetime senior vp original movies Tanya Lopez said.

"Killing," produced by Dairy Road Films, is executive produced by Dan Wigutow. Michael Scott is co-executive producer. Ed Bianchi directs from a script by Maria Nation.

The TNT project, "Baby Love," will tell the true story of Project Cuddle founder Debbe Magnusen's enduring battle to prevent baby abandonment. Stamos is a longtime advocate and spokesman for the organization, which has helped nearly 650 babies.

Andy Wolk ("Lincoln Heights") is writing and attached to direct. Stamos is executive producer, while Marc Alexander co-exec produces for Stamos' St. Amos Prods.

Stamos, who returns for the final season of NBC's "ER" in the fall, just signed with Endeavor after having been a CAA client. He is managed by Danny Sussman at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Tunney is repped by Gersh, Hyler Management and attorney David Weber. (partialdiff)