Renee Zellweger TV Pilot 'Cinnamon Girl' Flops
The Lifetime channel has opted not to move forward with additional episodes after ordering the drama pilot 'Cinnamon Girl,' loosely detailing the coming of age story of actress Renee Zellweger.
The network initiated the pilot about four girls who make their way to Los Angeles during the late 1960's amid the cultural revolution that included political unrest and delved into artistic, social and sexual rebellion.
Zellweger pitched the dramatic exploration of the lives of Cassie, Lola, Penny and Lou as they arrived from small town USA and stepped through a time warp into a counter culture unlike anything they had ever experienced. Woven into the tale were snippets from Renee's own journey from Katy, Texas to Hollywood.
'Jerry Maguire' producer Danny Bramson and 'Warrior' director Gavin O'Connor took on the pilot project. The segment was penned by screenwriter Anthony Tambakis, also of 'Warrior' fame.
The short-lived ensemble cast members were: Allie MacDonald, Jade Bartlett, Brooke Anne Smith and Sebastian Pigott, an actor and contestant on the sixth season of Canadian Idol.
From 2000 to 2006, Zellweger was nominated for many high-profile awards for her work in 'Nurse Betty,' Bridget Jones's Diary,' 'Chicago,' 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,' and 'Miss Potter.' She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 'Cold Mountain.'
Her last film 'My Own Love Song' hit theaters in 2010. She'll appear once again on the big screen in 'Bridget Jones 3,' set for a 2014 release.