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Neve Campbell Books Amish Crime Drama on Lifetime

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 7th 2011 1:50PM
Neve Campbell Sworn to SilenceNeve Campbell is getting a badge and a gun. The 'Party of Five' veteran will star in a new Lifetime TV movie, 'Sworn to Silence,' a crime drama set in Amish country.

According to Deadline, the project is based on the book of the same name by Linda Castillo. The movie will follow Kate Burkholder (Campbell), who escaped some brutal murders in her Ohio Amish farm community as a young girl. Shortly after she returns home to be the police chief of the small town, Kate's life starts to unravel when a murder investigation awakens long-repressed emotions that could expose a dark secret.

Poppy Montgomery and Barbara Lieberman will executive produce the project with Campbell as a co-executive producer. 'Girl Fight' director Stephen Gyllenhaal will helm the project with a script from 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' scribe Mark Malone.

Campbell has signed a development deal with Lifetime for scripted projects, including drama series and original movies. The network locked Jennifer Love Hewitt into a similar deal and is producing a series based on her hit movie 'The Client List.' Plans for a 'Sworn to Silence' series are in early stages.

"I've always admired Neve's work," said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime. "She is a proven talent who will bring a high level of intensity and presence to this role and 'Sworn to Silence.'"

Tell us: Will you watch 'Sworn to Silence'?

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ROSALIE

Loved all the books by Linda Castillo. Looking forward to the movie!

December 08 2011 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tamara Van Kirk

really enjoyed the book and look forward to the movie and more books. will be a great series.

December 08 2011 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tamara Van Kirk

really enjoyed the book so looking forward to this movie and more books.....

December 08 2011 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Diana Layne

Yes, I'll watch! I've read the Kate Burkholder books, and I think Sworn To Silence will be fabulous as a movie. Like the casting choice for Kate, as well!

December 08 2011 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jana

I'm originally from Amish country, although not Amish, and I think it would be an interesting concept. I also like Neve as an actress so I'll definitely watch and then decide if to watch the series, if there is one.

December 07 2011 at 8:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
crazy ray

Amish Crime? Is this the one with the mad guy with scissors who goes around cutting beards and hair?

December 07 2011 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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