Neve Campbell, former ‘Party of Five’ star, is set to film a new movie, ‘Sworn to Silence,’ for the Lifetime Network. The film tells the story of a woman who moves away from her Amish society in Ohio, only to return later as a chief of police to investigate a murder that triggers painful memories from her childhood.
Does the plot for the Campbell’s new film sound familiar? It might - it is based off of the book of the same name by Linda Costello.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the film is going to be used as a “backdoor pilot,” meaning that based on the movie, the concept could be picked up for a regular series with Lifetime.
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Besides her newest film project, Campbell has also signed with Lifetime to develop more scripted programming and new original films for the network.
“Growing our scripted programming remains a top priority for Lifetime and our long-form strategy provides us with a strong stable from which to identify potential series,” said Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks, in a statement. “I’ve always admired Neve’s work. She is a proven talent who will bring a high level of intensity and presence to this role and Sworn to Silence.”
Campbell recently wrapped filming for the Titanic documentary, “Titanic: Blood and Steel”, which was filming in Dublin recently and will air on the BBC in 2012.