Patricia Cornwell’s “Hornet’s Nest” readies for TNT Mystery Movie Night

Patricia Cornwell is the true definition of a power lesbian. She’s a best selling author who just released her 19th novel as part of the Kay Scarpetta series; the series itself is being made into a feature film starring Angelina Jolie. But first, another one of her novels is now being made into a TV movie. Specifically, her 1997 crime novel Hornet’s Nest is coming to TNT’s Mystery Movie Night, and is in production now. Cornwell tweeted some pictures from the set in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Virginia Madsen and Sherry Stringfield star in the adaptation, which is set in present day Charlotte, North Carolina and is scheduled to air in Spring 2012.

Cornwell is serving as an executive producer on the film and writer Dee Johnson is behind the adaptation, which follows Police Chief Judy Hammer (Madsen) and her top deputy as they attempt to find a serial killer targeting out-of-town businessmen. Production will wrap in Wilmington on Dec. 23, but interviews with the stars about their time on set have proven positive, as Wilmington has played host to several other TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Hart of Dixie.

The TNT Mystery Movie Night is a new regular series that kicked off Nov. 29. Each movie is based on a crime or mystery novel, and has so far featured titles from Scott Turow, Lisa Gardner and April Smith. The most recent installment, a movie adaptation of Mary and Carol Higgins Clark‘s Deck the Halls starring Kathy Najimmy and Scottie Thompson, aired this week.

Have you read Hornet’s Nest? Will you watch the made-for-TV movie this spring?

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