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Darren Star to direct pilot for Lifetime's Alicia Silverstone Drama 'HR'

Date July 11, 2013

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "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.

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.

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.

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.

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