Heather Locklear will star in a Lifetime movie based on the life of author Kristine Carlson, executive produced by Meghan McCain. Locklear, 59, and McCain, 36, are teaming for the network’s upcoming movie “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story.”
The biopic tells the story of Kristine Carlson, who co-authored several titles of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s best-selling book series “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.” After Richard dies suddenly, Kristine struggles to cope with overwhelming grief and raising her two children alone, while dealing with the self-help empire he left behind. The New York Times best-selling book series “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” was first published in 1997, and has sold over 25 million copies. The inspirational nine-book series served as a guide to help readers to put difficult challenges into perspective and “keep the little things from taking over your life.”
This is Locklear’s first acting role since appearing in an episode of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” in 2017. It is also McCain’s first project since announcing she was leaving “The View” earlier this month. “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story” is scheduled to begin shooting shortly in Nashville, Tennessee, and premiere on Lifetime later this year.
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