After a tumultuous 2019 that saw Heather Locklear getting sentenced to a mental health facility after drunk fighting with the cops and EMTs, she’s getting back in the saddle. And you don’t just start back at the top–CLEARLY. She has a new project lined up and it’s a Lifetime movie, which normally I would be all for. Love a good trashy Lifetime movie. But the problem is, the movie is being executive produced by none other than the fallen dragon of The View: Meghan McCain.
Deadline says that Heather will star in a Lifetime new original movie based on the actual events called Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff was a super successful self-help book that has sold over 25 million copies. The book claims to teach people “how to keep from letting the little things in life drive you crazy.” The book was written by Dr. Richard Carlson and his wife, Kristine Carlson, but Richard tragically passed away suddenly, leaving Kristine to become the face of a huge brand and keep her family together. The movie stars Heather as Kristine, Jason MacDonald of The Vampire Diaries as Richard, Natasha Bure of Fuller House as daughter Jazzy, and Emily Rose from Haven as Richard’s booker, Brianna. Here’s an official synopsis of the movie:
In the film, co-authors of The New York Times bestselling book series, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Kristine Carlson (Locklear) and her husband Dr. Richard Carlson (MacDonald) had an amazing life with their two daughters. But when Richard tragically passes away, Kristine is knocked off balance. Comfortable with living in Richard’s shadow, she is now forced to navigate the unchartered territory of becoming a single mom while dealing with pressure to become the new face and voice of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff brand. Looking deep inside herself, Kristine comes to understand the true essence of emotional authenticity and not sweating the small stuff, which leads to the resilience and confidence needed to carry on the legacy of the beloved brand.
The movie is being produced by The Johnson Production Group and Teitelbaum Artists, with Maura Dunbar, Mark Teitelbaum, and our favorite, Meghan McCain executive producing. Ellen S. Pressman will direct from a script written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary.
I’m sure we can expect a lot of great girl power narratives coming from Meghan McCain. Next up will probably be a movie about a beautiful angel who gets yelled at on a talk show for only telling the truth and is a pure-hearted victim, called The View From Heaven. It will star four old ugly hags and Charlize Theron as the angel.