December 3, 2008

Murphy, Lewis set for ‘Tribute’ roles

Brittany Murphy, Jason Lewis and Tippi Hedren have signed up for roles in the U.S. small-screen adaptation of Nora Roberts' thriller Tribute, Lifetime said.

The film, in which deadly family secrets unfold against the backdrop of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, is slated to premiere next year as a Lifetime Original Movie, the network said in a news release.

Murphy's film credits include 8 Mile, Girl, Interrupted and Clueless, Lewis has been seen in Sex and the City and Brothers & Sisters and Hedren has headlined The Birds and Marnie.

The last of four 2009 Nora Roberts' movies scheduled to begin production, Nora Roberts' Tribute joins a slate that includes Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou, Nora Roberts' Northern Lights and Nora Roberts' High Noon.

Cumulatively, more than 34 million viewers watched the four Nora Roberts' movies that aired on Lifetime in 2007, the network noted.