Jennie Garth 'cast in film of Nancy Grace's debut novel'
Published Apr 26 2012, 02:18 BST | By Kate Goodacre
Jennie Garth has become attached to a movie adaptation of legal commentator Nancy Grace
's debut novel.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210
actress is tipped to take the lead role in The Eleventh Victim
for Lifetime Television, Deadline
reports.> Peter Facinelli officially files for divorce from Jennie GarthThe Eleventh Victim
, which was published in August 2009 by Hyperion, follows a young prosecutor named Hailey Dean whose fiancé is murdered shortly before their wedding.
After a successful career as an assistant DA, Dean becomes a therapist. However, a convicted murderer who she is instrumental in getting sent to prison is released on appeal and begins to stalk her, murdering her patients in the process.
The screenplay for The Eleventh Victim
has been adapted by John Fasano, while Grace will serve as one of three executive producers on the project.
Grace, who is herself a former prosecutor, hosts a self-titled talkshow on the HLN cable network and appeared as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars last year
Garth's new reality show Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country
premiered on CMT last week.