Thursday, September 17, 2009


Jill Scott, most recently seen doing a phenomenal job in HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," has signed on to star in the Lifetime telepic "Sins of the Mother."

Film starts production this week and will show on Lifetime Movie Network some time in 2010.

"Sins of the Mother" revolves around a grad student who returns home to face her abusive, alcoholic mother -- played by Scott -- only to discover that her mom is sober and has a 3-year-old daughter and new life.

The movie is based on the novel "Orange Mint and Honey," written by Carleen Brice. Damon Lee ("Obsessed") is the exec producer for Mother Road Prods., which is behind the project.

Jilly from Philly will next be seen in Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too."