LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Anne Heche and Judd Hirsch have been cast in the TV movie "Silent Witness," U.S. cable network TNT announced.
The small-screen adaptation of Richard North Patterson's book is to run under TNT's Mystery Movie Night banner.
The movie stars Dermot Mulroney as prominent defense attorney Tony Lord, who returns to his hometown to defend a teacher, played by Michael Cudlitz, in a case that reminds him of the heartache from his high school days, when he was a student falsely accused of murdering his first love.
Heche will play Sue Robb, the wife of the accused, while Hirsch will play Tony's longtime friend, who helps him on the case, TNT said.
"Silent Witness" is set to premiere Dec. 7.