Kimberly Williams-Paisley to Star in the Lifetime Movie Network Original Movie Amish Grace
Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim, Father of the Bride Parts I and II) has been cast to star as Ida Graber in the Lifetime Movie Network Original Movie Amish Grace. The movie is based on a true story about the aftermath that followed the schoolhouse shooting in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. Set to begin production in December, the film will examine a mother's (Williams-Paisley) personal journey as she copes with the tragic loss of her daughter during the shooting. Matt Letscher (Brothers & Sisters, Entourage) will portray her husband, Gideon Graber. Amish Grace, based on the book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, will premiere in spring 2010 on Lifetime Movie Network, the second highest rated women's channel.
ABOUT AMISH GRACE
The peaceful Amish community of Nickel Mines was forever changed when a gunman senselessly took the lives of five girls in a schoolhouse shooting before taking his own life. What transpires afterwards takes Nickel Mines by storm when the media descends on the town and criticizes its Amish leaders for their notion of unconditional forgiveness of the shooter and his widow, Amy Roberts (Tammy Blanchard, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows, Living Proof). Devastated by her daughter's death and tempted to leave the only life she's ever known, Ida Graber (Williams-Paisley), finds herself struggling with her community's teaching of the transcending power of forgiveness. But, through her anguish and pain, she slowly begins a personal journey towards accepting the heart-wrenching tragedy of losing a child.
ABOUT KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY
Most recently seen co-starring in the hit ABC sitcom According to Jim, Kimberly Williams-Paisley also directed three episodes of the series over the course of its impressive eight-season run. Williams-Paisley first lit up the screen as the radiant young bride in the comedy feature film series Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, and her other film credits include How to Eat Fried Worms and We Are Marshall. Williams-Paisley wrote, directed and starred in the multi award-winning short film Shade, which she is presently developing into a full-length feature film. She starred in and co-produced Lifetime's Original Movie Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story and her other television credits include The Christmas Shoes, Lucky Seven and Boston Legal. In addition to her acting work, Williams-Paisley is an accomplished writer with published articles in In Style and Redbook. She and her father Gurney Williams co-authored the children's book, Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden.