Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen Star in Hornet’s Nest

Virginia Madsen at the Red Riding Hood Premiere
Virginia Madsen at the Red Riding Hood Premiere - Photo © Richard Chavez
TNT is preparing a film version of Patricia Cornwell’s bestselling crime novel, Hornet’s Nest, and has set Virginia Madsen and Sherry Stringfield to star. The film will debut in spring 2012 as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night series which will, according to the network, showcase “movies adapted from contemporary crime novels.”
Hornet’s Nest will also feature Robbie Amell, Michael Boatman and Michael Silver. Dee Johnson adapted Cornwell’s book with Millicent Shelton directing.
TNT Mystery Movie Night kicks off on November 29, 2011 with Innocent based on the Scott Turow novel.
The Plot:
Hornet’s Nest, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, is the first in Cornwell’s series of mysteries featuring reporter Andy Brazil (Amell), Police Chief Judy Hammer (Madsen) and her top deputy, Virginia West (Stringfield). Boatman has been cast as Richard Panesa, and Silver will play Deputy Chief Adam Goode. Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased when Hammer pairs her up with Brazil, a cub reporter assigned to cover the police department.
Other films in the TNT Mystery Movie Night series will include Hide (Tuesday, Dec. 6), based on the novel by Lisa Gardner and starring Carla Gugino, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kevin Alejandro and Bridget Regan; Silent Witness (Wednesday, Dec. 7), based on the book by Richard North Patterson and starring Dermot Mulroney, Michael Cudlitz, Anne Heche and Judd Hirsch; and Good Morning, Killer (Tuesday, Dec. 13), based on the book by April Smith and starring Catherine Bell, Cole Hauser, William Devane, Titus Welliver and Suleka Mathew. Kathy Najimy, Scottie Thompson, Jane Alexander and Larry Miller will star in Deck the Halls (Tuesday, Dec. 20), based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark.
Source: TNT