Meghan McCain to Produce Lifetime Movie After Leaving ‘The View’

Meghan McCain at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Meghan McCain is set to executive produce her first film, an original Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear.

The network announced McCain’s involvement with the project in a press release Monday.

McCain also shared the news on Twitter: “I am beyond excited and honored to be partnering with @lifetimetv and @KristineCarlson to executive produce the legendary ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ book into a Lifetime film with icon @HeatherLocklear starring. Can’t wait to share it with all of you!”

The working title for the film is Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story.

The TV movie is based on the true story of author Kristine Carlson who was forced to rebuild her family after her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson, unexpectedly passed away.

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Locklear has been cast as Kristine and joining her in the cast are Natasha Bure (Fuller House) as daughter Jazzy, Jason MacDonald (The Vampire Diaries) as Richard Carlson and Emily Rose (Haven) as Richard’s assistant, Brianna.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff is produced for Lifetime by The Johnson Production Group and Teitelbaum Artists.

Joining McCain as executive producers are Maura Dunbar (The American Bible Challenge, What Should You Do?), and Mark Teitelbaum (Superior Donuts, The Crazy Ones). Ellen S. Pressman will direct from a script written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary.

This is the first project for the co-host of The View after she announced her exit from the long-running talk show earlier this month.

As previously reported, she cited personal concerns, such as wanting to stay with her family and friends in Washington D.C., as well as professional reasons for deciding to leave the New York-based show.