Renee Zellweger Sells ‘Cinnamon Girl’ Pilot to Lifetime

Co-created, written and executive-produced by Renee Zellweger, "Cinnamon Girl" will revolve around the Laurel Canyon music and movie scene

Lifetime has placed a pilot order for "Cinnamon Girl" from actress Renee Zellweger, the network announced Wednesday.

Getty ImagesZellweger co-created and wrote the project with Anthony Tambakis and will executive-produce the pilot with Tambakis and Gavin O'Connor.

O'Connor ("Warrior," "Pride and Glory") will also direct.

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The story revolves around four young women who come of age in the fertile music and movie scene of Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early '70s.

The project was sparked by Zellweger's own journey from small-town Texas to Hollywood, as well Tambakis' interest in the  Laurel Canyon scene. According to Lifetime, the pilot will explore "the characters’ lives at the crossroads of the era’s political, artistic, social and sexual rebellions."

Zellweger also collaborated with Lifetime in 2008, executive-producing "Living Proof," about a doctor who helped develop the breast-cancer drug Herceptin.