Tonight the second of four Nora Roberts’ movies, Midnight Bayou, airs on the Lifetime Channel. Last week Lifetime premiered Northern Lights. So if you watched it, or better yet, read Roberts’ book by the same name…you know what a treat you are in for. From MyLifeTime.com,
In the Nora Roberts movie "Midnight Bayou," Harvard-educated lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick (Jerry O’Connell) impulsively gives up his settled life to buy Manet Hall, a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans to which he has always found himself drawn. Legend has it that the house is haunted, and shortly after Declan moves in he starts hearing voices and seeing things. Declan is also distracted by an undeniable attraction to Cajun local Lena Simone (Lauren Stamile), who grew up on the bayou with her grandmother Odette (Faye Dunaway) and has her own deep connection to the manor. Living in the house, Declan begins to have visions from a century past and details of events that took place in the mansion. With the help of Odette, Declan and Lena realize that they are inextricably linked with Manet Hall and uncover a shocking secret that has been hidden there for more than 100 years.
Midnight Bayou stars the legendary Faye Dunaway, who has starred in dozens of movies, Jerry O’Connell, who I fell in love with in Sliders and Lauren Stamile, most recently appearing on Grey’s Anatomy.
I love ghost stories and am looking forward to watching Midnight Bayou. It happens to be a rainy day here and they are forecasting storms tonight. So a perfect night to curl up in my favorite chair with a bowl of popcorn and watch a good movie.
Tune in tonight, Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 9:00 pm EST on the Lifetime Channel and let me know what you thought of Midnight Bayou. Or if you read the book – how true to the book did the movie stay?