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Death of a Cheerleader (Lifetime 2 Feb 2019, Aubrey Peeples, Sarah Dugdale)

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In a remake of the 1994 cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader is inspired by Randall Sullivan’s Rolling Stone article of the same name about the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful Northern California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate.

Bridget Moretti (Aubrey Peeples) is a shy outsider from a lower middle-class background who aspires to be beautiful, popular and perfect in everything. Believing that a friendship with rich and pretty Kelly Locke (Sarah Dugdale), leader of the school’s most prestigious clique, will get her all that she desires, Bridget tries to forge a friendship with her.

When Kelly rejects Bridget’s attempts, it leaves her humiliated and feeling like a failure and ultimately fuels a jealous rage that will lead to murder.

Death of a Cheerleader explores the events leading up to and after the shocking crime that took place in this upper-middle class community. Kellie Martin, who starred alongside Tori Spelling in the original, plays the FBI agent who cracks the case.

production details
USA | Lifetime – Just Singer Entertainment – Reunion Pacific Entertainment | 1×100 minutes | Broadcast 2 February 2019 at 8.00pm

Director: Paul Shapiro
Script: Caitlin D. Fryers
Executive Producers: Matthew O’Connor, Paddy Bickerton, Paul Shapiro, Sheri Singer, Steve White

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Kellie Martin as
Aubrey Peeples as Bridget Moretti
Sarah Dugdale as Kelly Locke
Morgan Taylor Campbell as Nina Miller
Milo Shandel as Principal Simmons
Madelyn Grace as Trish Doyle

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