Lifetime Pulls Up Mermaid Chair

7/14/2005 8:46 AM Eastern

Lifetime Television is sitting pretty with best-selling novel The Mermaid Chair.

The network said Thursday that it has optioned the rights to Sue Monk Kidd’s novel for development into a Lifetime Original Movie.

“We are ecstatic to develop Sue’s popular novel as a Lifetime Original Movie,” Lifetime senior vice president of original movies Trevor Walton said in a prepared statement. “Readers from across the country have flocked to the bookstores to buy The Mermaid Chair, and we think our viewers will be equally excited to watch the movie.”


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