'Prison Break's' Jodi Lyn O'Keefe to Co-Star in Lifetime's 'Stalkers' Pilot

The Hollywood Reporter

Prison Break's Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is heading to Lifetime.

The actress has booked a co-starring role in the female-skewing cable network's TV movie/backdoor pilot Stalkers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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Based on Rhonda Saunders' book Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers, O'Keefe will play Julia Whitman, the ambitious assistant district attorney who teams with Diane Harper (The Sopranos' Drea de Matteo), a hot-headed cop with a troubled past as the duo look to bring a stalker obsessed with her former lover to justice.

The two-hour telepic is a backdoor pilot for the network that previously parlayed The Client List into a series and hails from hails from Pilgrim Studios, with Craig Piligian on board to executive produce andLast Resort's David Wiener penning the script.

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O'Keefe's credits, including starring as Gretchen Morgan on Fox's Prison Break, include Two and a Half Men, The Finder and Boston Legal. Repped by Vincent Cirrincione Associates and Stone Meyer, the actress will next be seen in a guest turn on ABC's Castle, playing a sultry and voluptuous entertainment reporter at WHNY who shows more than a professional interest in Castle in the second episode of the season, titled "Cloudy With a Chance of Murder."

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