Anita Diamant’s ‘The Red Tent’ Hits The Small Screen

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

red-tentJewish author Anita Diamant’s “The Red Tent” is being made in to a TV mini-series 17 years after it first captivated readers and ascended the New York Times bestseller list. Lifetime has given a green light to the production, which will star Rebecca Ferguson (“The White Queen”), Minnie Driver (“Good Will Hunting” and the recent TV series “About A Boy”), Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”), Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) and Debra Winger (“Terms of Endearment,” “Officer and a Gentleman”).

It will be produced by Sony TV and executive produced by Paula Weinstein.

The prolific Diamant, who writes non-fiction Jewish books as well as fiction, told The Times of Israel that she is pleased that “The Red Tent” will finally make it to the small screen. The screen rights for the novel had been optioned off and on since its publication in 1997, with Lifetime acquiring them in 2011 and announcing plans to move ahead with production last week.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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