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Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer To Star In New Lifetime 'Five Film'

Njai Wed, Mar 20, 2013
Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer To Star In New Lifetime 'Five Film'

Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer ("The Help") have been tapped to star in the soon to premiere Lifetime movie event "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film."

Following the success of the first "Five' feature (Alicia Keys), "Call Me Crazy" brings together an all-star ensemble cast with five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life’s most challenging hurdles.

Jennifer Hudson will star in the short "Maggie," which focuses on a female veteran (Hudson) that returns home from war to her son and father (Ernie Hudson), only to have her life shattered by the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder, through which her lawyer, “Lucy,” helps her. 

"Through the five shorts named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness," reports Lifetime.

Octavia Spencer will appear in "Lucy," which follows the film’s title character (Snow), a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend (Ritter), meds and her psychotherapist (Spencer), she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. Lucy also features Clint Howard (Fringe).

"Call Me Crazy" is executive produced by Jennifer Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri, all of whom executive produced last year’s critically acclaimed Lifetime Original Movie Five.

"Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" premieres Saturday, April 20, at 8:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

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