Ehle and Mastrantonio Cast in CBS-Hallmark Movie "The Russell Girl"

News   Ehle and Mastrantonio Cast in CBS-Hallmark Movie "The Russell Girl" Broadway leading ladies Jennifer Ehle and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio have been cast in the forthcoming CBS television movie "The Russell Girl," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jeff Bleckner ("The Music Man") directs The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation penned by Jill Blotevogel ("Cinderella II: Dreams Come True," "LAX"). No air date has been announced.

Amber Tamblyn ("The Ring," "Joan of Arcadia") stars in the project as the titular "23 year-old aspiring medical school student who makes a rare visit to her small hometown to share some important news with her family but instead finds herself attempting to confront her past," as the trade magazine reports.

Tony Award winner Ehle (The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing) and Mastrantonio (a Tony nominee for Man of La Mancha) join the cast along with Tim DeKay (The Show Off, "Tell Me You Love Me") and Henry Czerny (Arms and the Man, "The Tudors").

Mastrantonio and DeKay play parents of Tamblyn's character. Ehle and Czerny will portray her neighbors. Also slated to appear in the cast are Daniel Clark, Paul Wesley, Ben Lewis and Max Morrow.

Ehle just earned her second Tony win for her role in Tom Stoppard's epic The Coast of Utopia trilogy. Her first came from her Broadway debut in the 2000 revival of Stoppard's The Real Thing. She also appeared on stage in Design for Living and Macbeth. On screen, she has been seen in the television mini-series "Pride and Prejudice" and the films "Sunshine," "Wilde" and "Possession." Mastrantonio — recently seen on CBS' "Without a Trace" — starred opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell in the 2002 revival of Man of La Mancha for which she received her first Tony nomination. Her stage credits also include The Marriage of Figaro, The Human Comedy, Twelfth Night or What You Will, The Knife, Henry V, West Side Story and Oh, Brother! She is perhaps better known for her film work in "Scarface," "The Abyss," "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "The Perfect Storm."

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