Chrishell Stause is going back to her acting roots!
PEOPLE may exclusively disclose that the sunset sale star is set to headline an upcoming Lifetime TV movie, currently titled A rose for her grave. Stause, 41, will star opposite Colin Egglesfield (chicago fire) and Laura Ramsey (she is the man).
The televised film follows the real-life crimes of infamous serial wife killer Randy Roth, and the woman who ultimately brought him to justice. It is also based on the 1993 true crime book by author Ann Rule, A rose for her grave.
“After the death of her husband, single mother Cindy (Ramsey) finally finds love again with mechanic Randy Roth (Egglesfield), but her marital bliss is soon darkened when she discovers another side of Randy,” reads a description of the movie. “Despite pleas from her best friend Lori (Stause) to leave their marriage, Cindy never gets that chance after she drowns during a trip to a lake with Randy and the kids. Emotionless after Cindy’s death, Randy orders her immediate cremation, takes custody of Cindy’s children, and attempts to collect on her life insurance policy.”
However, Stause’s Lori is “determined to honor Cindy and find the truth” surrounding her sudden passing.
“Lori discovers more of Randy’s past,” the synopsis continues, “she discovers that Cindy may not have been the first wife killed at his hands.”
The film, set for release next year, is produced by Jeff Tinnell and Bob Tinell and is executive produced by Conor Allyn and Benjamin Anderson. Allyn and Anderson also wrote the script.
The network also gave the green light desperate hours, which is based on other Rule novels and will be directed by Gina Gershon. Samantha Mathis (Thousands of millions), David Conrad (ghost whisperer) and Harrison Thomas (Better call Saul) star in the film.
“Adapted from Ann Rule’s Last chance, last dance true Crime Collection, desperate hours follows Val (Samantha Mathis), a mother who finds herself and her young children being held hostage by Denny (Harrison Thomas) when he breaks into her home after committing a murder earlier that day. To save them and her husband Mark (David Conrad), who was due home at any moment, Val offers to take Denny anywhere she wants and becomes her unwitting accomplice as she launches into the fray. destruction. Despite the traumatic events, Val builds a relationship with her captor and uses the relationship to help save the lives of bystanders, herself, and even the life of her captor.”
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Stause has spent much of her acting career starring in television projects. Her most notable credits include soap opera shows The Young and the Restless, All my kids Y days of our lives. She also competed in dancing with the starsSeason 29 in 2020.
In recent years, the actress has become better known for starring sunset sale, where you can use your real estate expertise. The Netflix reality series is currently filming its sixth season and has been renewed for a seventh season.
Stause admitted last month that real estate isn’t his “only focus,” saying he hoped to return to acting.
“I’m really excited to be able to dive into a little bit of acting and get something done before we come back.” [to filming Selling Sunset],” she said W Magazine. “It would never be good in a nine-to-five schedule, anyway.”
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After her public divorce from Justin Hartley, Stause went on a date ETAP pro Keo Motsepe and partner sunset sale star Jason Oppenheim. He is currently dating singer G Flip.