Lifetime has decided to move ahead with a two-hour follow up to the 2005 Lifetime movie, Human Trafficking, called Babysellers. Babysellers will be an original movie that further explores the dark international crime enterprise of infant trafficking disguised as regulated adoption.
Stars Kirstie Alley and Jennifer Finnigan have signed on to star in the film which will be executive produced by veteran producer Robert Halmi Sr. Alley will play Carla Hughes, a respected and influential woman who owns a major U.S.-based adoption agency. While on the outside Hughes is viewed as a helpful and trustworthy woman whose only motivation is to help prospective parents build their family, behind closed doors she is a ruthless international kingpin in the human trafficking industry. Hughes influences spans the world and is manned by subordinates who are authorized to use any means necessary to fuel her organization with children to be adopted.
Finnigan will play Nic Kingman, a dedicated and tough Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent who has a hunch that Hughes is behind the horrible global business of the buying and selling of children. Kingman goes under cover with the hopes of bringing down Hughes and her organization.
Babysellers is written by Suzette Couture (Jesus) and will be directed by Nick Willing (Neverland). Production begins in Asia, South America and Vancouver starting in May with plans to release the film later this year.