and Lacey Chabert
will star in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie "What if God Were the Sun?" Based in part on the novel by John Edward, the stirring drama is about a cynical emergency room nurse who forms an exceptional connection with a terminally ill patient and how that bond changes her life forever. "What if God Were the Sun?" will premiere Monday, May 14, at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television.
In "What if God Were the Sun?," Jamie Spagnoletti (Chabert) is a busy nurse trying to juggle her demanding job and impending nuptials. In a split second, her world unravels when her police officer father dies in the adjacent emergency room while she is attending to a patient. Heartbroken, Jamie's inability to deal with the loss of her father starts to affect her work and her relationship with her fiance, Jeff (Sam Trammell).
Concerned, her supervisor transfers her to a new assignment in long term care where she meets Melissa, (Rowlands), a terminally ill woman determined to leave this life in style. Melissa's quick wit and strong faith in the face of her illness mystifies the still grieving Jamie. Through her newfound connection with Melissa, Jamie learns that if she can open her eyes to the unknown, her father's love will propel her out of grief and help her find her way back to Jeff and the beauty of life.