Byline: MARILYN BECK
SO The Record, Northern New Jersey (REC)
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LP Producer Tamara Asseyev is waiting for Lifetime to approve production of "The Rita Hayworth Story," scripted by Mart Crowley * with the help of the late actress^ daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, and with funding from the cable network. "The story"s told from Yasmin"s point of view _ and who should know better? She took care of her mother" during the many years Rita suffered from Alzheimer"s disease, notes Asseyev. The filmmaker plans to cast the title role with an unknown, and use known actors in the supporting roles of Hayworth"s friends and her ex-husbands Orson Welles and Prince Aly Khan. Asseyev, whose credits range from "Norma Rae" to "Nothing in Common," is promoting her book, "Always Kiss With Your Whiskers: Love Advice From My Cat," between movie projects. "Whiskers," written with Liz Nickles, was created as a prospective TV series and has ended up as a 60-page book that"s been accorded a 100,000-copy first printing.
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