[Amber Tamblyn] has signed on to star in CBS' upcoming season of "The Russell Girl." The actress and poet is said to have been billed to play a small-town girl who attempts to escape her past by moving to Chicago. She then heading back home and is forced to deal with the tragedy she left behind. Working on the project are Jill Blotevogel who's in hand writing the script, Jeff Bleckner who will give hand to direct, and Brent Shields who will serve as executive producer. Shooting of "The Russell Girl" is set to take place in Toronto beginning on September 4th. It reportedly will air as the second presentation (in February) of the Hallmark Hall of Fame's 57th season. [...]Variety, Movieweb, Yahoo!TV, and ActressArchives also report that Amber Tamblyn is starring in the movie, though none of them mention Jennifer Ehle. But Yorkregion.com does!
Blink once, blink twice — downtown Stouffville turned into a small town in Illinois earlier this week for the filming of the TV movie The Russell Girl... Also starring and working in Stouffville were Jennifer Ehle (Possession and Paradise Road) as Lorraine Morrissey, and Canadian actors Henry Czerny (CSI, The Pank Panther and Mission Impossible) as Howard Morrisey, and Max Morrow (Monk and The Brady Bunch in the White House) as Rick Morrissey. Ben Lewis plays Jon Morrissey. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Tim DeKay play Gayle and Phil Russell, the parents of Sarah Russell. Paul Wesley (Law and Order and CSI) plays Evan, Amber’s boyfriend. [...]
According to ACTRAToronto, The Russell Girl will be filming until October 4.
Exciting news, no?!!