Lifetime’s ‘Every Breath She Takes’ Stars Tamala Jones in Domestic Violence Nightmare

Every Breath She Takes (Credit: Lifetime)

Tamala Jones executive produces and leads the cast of the upcoming Lifetime movie Every Breath She Takes, the network announced this week.

The domestic violence drama centers on a woman named Jules Baker (Jones), who suffers years of mental and verbal abuse by her husband Billy (Brian White).

Billy is killed when a violent physical struggle ends with a massive fire that destroys the couple’s home. But as Jules begins to rebuild her life, whispers spread around town that she “killed her husband.” Things only get worse after it’s determined that the fire was intentionally set, and all signs point to Jules.

The cast also includes Tisha Campbell, Jackée Harry, and Nikki Blonsky.

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Darin Scott directs from a script by Amy Taylor and Jennifer Edwards. The film is produced by Poke Prod in association with MarVista Entertainment for Lifetime. Sean Dwyer and Elizabeth Cullen executive produce for Poke Prod, along with Tamala Jones. Deena Stern and Fernando Szew executive produce for MarVista. Additional executive producers include Mary Beth McAdaragh and Flo and Ken Chotiner.

Every Breath She Takes premieres Saturday, March 25 at 8/7c.

The project is part of Lifetime’s spring 2023 slate of original movies.

Below are details from the network on the other films in the slate:

Girl in the Closet
The film follows 10-year-old Cameron who was placed in the custody of her aunt Mia (television personality Tami Roman), a convicted murderer, after her mother Patricia (Recording Artist Remy Ma) suffers an aneurysm. While Mia enriches herself with benefit checks from foster care, unspeakable atrocities occur at her hands. Cameron finds herself locked in a closet and near death, with only her faith to see her through. The film is inspired by actual events and also stars Brielle Oliver and Daijah Peters as Cameron at different ages. The drama debuts Saturday, March 11 at 8/7c.

The Hillsdale Adoption Scam
Keshia Knight Pulliam (A New Orleans Noel) headlines The Hillsdale Adoption Scam premiering on Saturday, March 18 at 8/7c. The movie is inspired by the story of a couple who turn to adoption only to discover the baby they were waiting for was all part of an elaborate scam to steal their money.

Twisted Sister
Mena Suvari (American Woman) stars in Twisted Sister as a successful business woman whose life begins to unravel after welcoming the sister she never knew she had into her life. The film premieres Friday, March 24 at 8/7c.

Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story
On Easter Sunday, April 9, Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) stars in the biopic Giving Hope: The Ni’Cola Mitchell Story, telling the inspirational story of Mitchell who created the influential Black youth program Girls Who Brunch. The film premieres at 8/7c.

Drunk, Driving, and 17
Michael Michele (Ali, ER) and Savannah Lee Smith (Gossip Girl) star in the teen drinking drama Drunk, Driving, and 17 premiering Saturday, April 15 at 8/7c.

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