Locklear "Flirting" with Lifetime

Heather Locklear smiles before playing in the 8th annual Michael Douglas and Friends golf tournament in Rancho Palos Verdes, California May 7, 2006. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Heather Locklear is reuniting with Lifetime for a holiday-themed original movie tentatively titled “Flirting With 40.”

“Flirting,” based on the Jane Porter novel, is described as a lighthearted and poignant story about a divorced mother of two (Locklear) who, while on vacation on the brink of her 40th birthday, becomes romantically involved with a much younger man and learns that life can begin at 40.

Locklear starred in Lifetime’s “Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall,” the network’s most-watched original movie of 2007 with nearly 5 million viewers.

“It’s obvious that our viewers adore her,” said Tanya Lopez, senior vice president original movies at Lifetime Networks. “This movie is an honest look at how sometimes women can become stuck in first gear, yet finding the courage to make a dramatic change in their lives can truly be invigorating, even to the chagrin of friends and family.”

“Flirting,” set to premiere in December, was written by Julia Dahl (“The West Wing”).

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter