Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) will star as an Atlanta assistant district attorney in a Lifetime Movie Network film based on Atlanta talk show host Nancy’s Grace’s “The Eleventh Victim” novel, according to Deadline.com.
“The Eleventh Hour” includes elements from Grace’s own life since she herself worked as a special prosecutor in the Fulton County District Attorney’s office. The 2009 mystery thriller follows a young psychology student, Hailey Dean (Garth), whose fiancé is murdered just weeks before their wedding. Dean (like Grace) goes on to prosecute violent crime. But it’s hardly autobiographical. The fictional Dean then becomes a therapist. Once the accused is released from prison on appeal, he starts to kill off Dean’s patients.
Grace, who hosts her own show on HLN, will be one of the executive producers.
Garth, 40, is now on a reality show on CMT, “A Little Bit Country,” and is in the midst of a divorce.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk