Courteney Cox to make directorial debut with 'Tall Hot Blonde'
Courteney Cox is slated to make her feature-length directorial debut with the Lifetime Original Movie, "Tall Hot Blonde."
The film, which is based on a true story, follows a married father of two named Thomas Montgomery (Garret Dillahunt from "Raising Hope"), who creates an online persona of a young US Marine and begins an internet courtship with an 18-year-old girl whose screen name is Talhotblond.
When Montgomery's wife discovers the betrayal, she tells Talhotblond of her husband's true identity. The hurt teenager decides to get back at Montgomery by flirting online with his co-worker. The incident ended in tragedy.
The screenplay is based on Barbara Schroeder's documentary, "talhotblond" and is set to premiere on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
Cox celebrated Memorial Day weekend with her 7-year-old daughter Coco, who donned fluorescent pink feather eyelashes for the occasion and appeared in photographs obtained by Us Weekly. Coco, who is the only daughter of Cox and her estranged husband David Arquette, has often played dress-up, once sporting a hot pink wig and getting her hair dyed with purple and blue streaks.
The miniature fashion plate apparently likes to keep her mom in check as well, Cox told Harper's Bazaar last year, "I have to battle with her. I was walking out, and she goes, 'I don't want you to wear red lipstick.'"
Cox's comedy "Cougar Town" aired its third season finale on ABC on Tuesday and will resume its fourth season next winter on TBS. Besides the network change, the series will also debut with a new show runner, following the departure of Bill Lawrence.
Ric Swartzlander, who worked on series like "Ellen," "Samantha Who?" and "Gary Unmarried" will take over the series. Lawrence, whose wife Christa Miller stars on "Cougar Town," will serve as an executive producer and consultant.Watch the trailer from the original "talhotblond" documentary, which Courteney Cox's Lifetime movie is based on, below.