Jamie Lee Curtis to direct, executive produce and star in Lifetime movie ‘How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story’

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Jamie Lee Curtis appears in “Scream Queens.” [Fox photo]

Two-time Golden Globe winner Jamie Lee Curtis is the executive producer, director and star of “How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story,” an upcoming Lifetime telefilm.

The film is adapted from Cunningham’s memoir of the same name, which chronicles her struggle as a devout Christian mother to come to terms with her son being gay. An Oklahoma City resident, Cunningham is now an LGBTQ advocate and founder of the grassroots organization Free Mom Hugs.

As The Oklahoman reported in last year, Curtis (“Knives Out,” “Halloween”) bought the rights to Cunningham’s book in 2019 after seeing the OKC mom’s viral Facebook post offering to stand in at weddings for gay couples whose parents refused to attend.

Curtis says in a promotional video that she took the project to Lifetime, where she is portraying Cunningham as well as directing and executive producing the project.

No premiere date has been announced for the television movie at this point.

According to Deadline, “How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story” is among a number of upcoming high-profile original TV movies for the A+E Networks brand, including a third movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a holiday film with Betty White and a project with “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts.

Sally Robinson will write the script for “How We Sleep at Night,” and it will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

-BAM

 

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