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.