Inspired by the country singer's 1990 No. 1 hit "Unanswered Prayers," Lifetime has cast Samantha Mathis and Eric Close in the lead roles. The film centers on a man (Close) happily married to his wife (Mathis) but who must make a tough choice when his high school crush (Madchen Amick) comes to town.
"Unanswered Prayers" will premiere in November.
Amick, of course, was Shelley, one of the three Twin Peaks babes. The one was married to Leo the Horrible while messing around with that slimeball Bobby. Anyway, a movie out of a song? Has that ever happened before? Of course. Many times. It’s just been a while. Modern pop doesn’t celebrate the story-song the way it once did, and we're robbed of songs like "Cat's in the Cradle" with its "ironic" twist ending, or "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" with its "ironic" twist ending," or - well, you get the idea. Still waiting for that "Indiana Wants Me" TV-movie, you know.
Hold on, they already did it: