(2007 TV Movie)


'Widow' snares female leads

Alicia Coppola and Elizabeth Berkley lead the cast of "Black Widow", a telefilm for Lifetime.

Randall Batinkoff, Tambi Locke and Brady Smith co-star in the thriller, produced by RHI Entertainment in association with Larry Levinson Prods.

"Widow" revolves around journalist Melanie (Coppola) who suspects that her close friend Danny (Batinkoff), a millionaire real estate developer, has fallen for Olivia (Berkley), a woman who has married and murdered her previous husbands, including a software tycoon (Smith).

Locke will play a psychiatrist who introduces Olivia to Danny.

Armand Mastroianni is directing the film from a script by Riley Weston.

Coppola, who plays Mimi Clark on CBS' drama "Jericho", will next be seen on the big screen in Walt Disney Pictures' "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." She is repped by APA and Alan Iezman at Shelter Entertainment.

Locke, who co-starred on Fox's pilot "Born in the USA" this past development season, is repped by Stone Manners and Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.

Lopez among those who number 'Eight'

Mario Lopez, Johnny Lewis, Christina Milian and Robert Richard' have been tapped to star in the CW comedy pilot Eight Days a Week. Meanwhile, Kyla Pratt is set as the lead in the CW comedy pilot Hell on Earth, while Leslie Bibb is set as the female lead opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in CBS' comedy pilot Atlanta.

Additionally, Tembi Locke, Jon Rowland, Rod Rowland, Scarlett Chorvat and Diego Serrano have joined Fox's Born in the USA, while Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Bert Belasco have been added to the CW's Dash 4 Cash.

Eight, from CBS Paramount Network TV and Hazy Mills, revolves around four twentysomethings who work under the top movers and shakers in New York.

Lopez will play one of the bosses, an impeccably dressed wunderkind with a cell phone attached to his ear. Milian will play one of the assistants, a beautiful, young woman who left behind a law career to start over as a receptionist/gofer at an art gallery. Lewis will play another assistant, a struggling rock musician who works for a big-name rock-band publicist. Richard will play Lopez's character's assistant, a BlackBerry-wielding go-getter.

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