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Katherine Heigl Signs on for HBO's "The Knitting Circle"

Posted Friday April 8, 2011 3:32 PM GMT

It’s no secret she’s one of America’s favorite stars, and Katherine Heigl has signed up for an upcoming project with HBO.

The “Knocked Up” beauty will play the central character in a film based on Ann Hood’s bestselling novel called “The Knitting Circle.”

In addition, Heigl and her producing partner/mother, Nancy, will produce the flick in collaboration with Pine Street Pictures.

The story surrounds a mother mourning the death of her young daughter who struggles to overcome the grief that begins to destroy everything in her life, including her marriage.

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