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Lifetime Television Proudly Announces October Marquee Event Original Movie, 'Living Proof' Starring Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award Winner Harry Connick, Jr.
Date:5/2/2008

Oscar(R) Winner Renee Zellweger ("Chicago") Reteams with Craig Zadan and

Neil Meron, Executive Producers of the Oscar(R) Winning "Chicago" as

Producers for the Sony Pictures Television Project Based on the Book by NBC Medical Correspondent Robert Bazell, the Movie Tells of a Doctor's Dramatic Quest to Develop the Lifesaving Breast Cancer

Drug Herceptin 2 Movie Airs in October as Programming Centerpiece of Lifetime's 14th Annual Award-Winning Public Awareness Campaign, "Stop Breast Cancer For Life"

LOS ANGELES, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) Award winner Harry Connick, Jr. ("Will & Grace," "Hope Floats") and Academy Award(R)-winning actress Renee Zellweger ("Cold Mountain," "Chicago") join forces on the new Lifetime Original Movie "Living Proof," the moving true story of Dr. Denny Slamon, the UCLA doctor who developed the life saving breast cancer drug, Herceptin 2, and his relentless battle to keep the drug trials afloat and save the lives of thousands of women. Connick stars in the film, while Zellweger reteams with acclaimed film and television producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron ("A Raisin in the Sun," "Hairspray," "Chicago," "Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows") to executive produce the Sony Pictures Television project. Written and also executive produced by Vivienne Radkoff, the movie will be filmed in Connick's hometown of New Orleans. This project also marks Zellweger's first television project and the reunion of Connick and Zellweger who recently completed filming the feature, "Chilled in Miami." "Living Proof" will premiere in October 2008 on Lifetime Television.

In making the announcement, Tanya Lopez, Senior Vice President, Original Movies, Lifetime Networks, said, "This is truly a passion project for all of us at Lifetime. Dr. Slamon is an unsung hero in the fight against breast cancer and no one is better suited to play him than Harry Connick, Jr., who hims
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