CBS is set to begin production on a movie about the life of Martha Stewart. The biopic, which will only cover the last six years of Stewart’s life, will shoot in Toronto later this month. The network is rushing production in an attempt to get it on the air by May.
Although casting is not complete, reports indicate CBS is negotiating with Cybill Shepherd to portray Stewart. Shepherd already played Stewart in a 2003 NBC Stewart biopic.
CBS has been developing the new Stewart movie for the past year. It would apparently follow Stewart’s life from the 1999 public offering of her company’s stock to her recent release from a federal women’s prison in Alderson, West Virginia.