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Darren Star to Direct Pilot for Lifetime’s Alicia Silverstone Drama ‘HR’

Alicia Silverstone will star as a human resources director whose outlook is altered by a head injury

"Sex and the City" and "Melrose Place" creator Darren Star has been tapped to direct an  upcoming Lifetime drama pilot starring Alicia Silverstone, Lifetime said Thursday.

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The pilot, which bears the working title "HR," will star Silverstone as Ellen Bell, an uptight director of human resources for a global company whose outlook on life is altered after she suffers a head injury.

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After her life-changing injury, Bell throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits. Her newly liberated managerial style and untraditional female point-of-view in a predominately male company is a welcome relief to some, while others see it as a threat to their power and position within the corporate structure — testing the workplace relationships inside and out of this seemingly traditional office.

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Star will also executive produce, along with Aaron Kaplan and Kapital Entertainment ("Terra Nova," "The Neighbors"). Glenn Porter ("I Melt With You") is writing and co-executive producing. Michael Lohmann is also co-executive producing.