Director Dante Tomaselli (Torture Chamber) has cast Kathryn Morris (pictured above;”Cold Case”) as the lead Catherine Spages in his remake of Alfred Sole’s ’76 classic Alice, Sweet Alice, in which a young girl is brutally murdered during her first communion and her strange and withdrawn older sister becomes the main suspect.
Per The Inquisitr, Morris will also co-produce with her production company Revival House and Mosaic Media Group partnering on the remake.
In the original, “Paula Sheppard is Alice, a pouty, petulant problem child at that awkward age living with her precocious little sister Karen (Brooke Shields) and single mom. When Karen is murdered during her first communion and Alice takes her place in line, suspicion immediately falls on her. Then a diminutive killer in a yellow slicker and opaque mask continues the reign of terror, and Alice’s estranged father takes up the investigation to prove her innocence.“
It’s a double blessing for Kathryn Morris.
The former Cold Case star, 44, and boyfriend Johnny Messner are expecting twin boys in early September, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“She and Johnny couldn’t be happier,” the rep tells PEOPLE.
In addition to the babies on the way, the couple — who have been together for three years — have a lot on their plate.
Morris is filming the CBS pilot The Surgeon General, while Messner, 42, recently wrapped The Outsider, costarring Jason Patric and James Caan.
Cold Case‘s Kathryn Morris is eyeing a CBS comeback as the female lead in the network’s Surgeon General pilot, TVLine has learned.
The project, written and produced by Lie to Me creator Samuel Baum, revolves around “America’s doctor” (as portrayed by Awake‘s Jason Isaacs).
Morris, whose seven-season run as Cold Case detective Lilly Rush came to a close in 2010, will play Lydia, the SG’s Chief of Staff.
The cast also includes Disney Channel staple Katherine McNamara (as the SG’s daughter) and Leverage‘s Beth Riesgraf (as microorganisms expert Dr. Page Wyatt).