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Naomi Judd to Star in New Lifetime Movie, 'Ruby'


Country star Naomi Judd will appear in the upcoming Lifetime movie Ruby, which is adapted from V.C. Andrews' (Flowers in the Attic, My Sweet AudrinaLandry book series.

The movie, which will premiere on Saturday, March 20, also stars twins Raechelle Banno (Pandora) and Karina Banno (The Letdown) and Lauralee Bell (The Young and the Restless), Crystal Fox (Big Little Lies), Gil Bellows (Patriot) and Deborah Cox (Influence).

Judd portrays Ruby's grandmother, Grandmère Catherine, in Ruby, which is part of a four-movie event.


Entertainment Tonight reports that Ruby will be followed by Pearl in the Mist on Sunday, March 21, while the final two movies, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel, will air Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, respectively. All four films will air at 7 p.m. CT.

The movie series follows Lifetime's airing of V.C. Andrews' Casteel Family movie series last year.

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The movie centers on Ruby Landry and the Landry family. According to the film's official synopsis, Ruby is "filled with hope as love blooms with her high school sweetheart Paul Tate (Duke), but lingering thoughts of her mysterious father and her mother's death often creep into Ruby's mind."


The cast also includes Sam Duke, Ty Wood, Serge Houde, Liza Huget, Mason Temple, Ducan Ollerenshaw, Paula Giroday, Marc-Anthony Messiah, Veena Sood, Bob Frazer, Eric Vincent and Caroline Yonge.

"As dark family secrets begin to reveal themselves when Paul's parents forbid him from seeing Ruby, Ruby is further devastated when her beloved Grandmère passes away," the synopsis reads. "Forced to flee to New Orleans from the bayou, Ruby searches for her estranged father (Bellows), one of the richest men in the city, as she clings to her memories of Paul and their forbidden love."

Naomi Judd rose to fame as part of the mother-daughter duo The Judds, who racked up numerous country hits, including "Mama He's Crazy," "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)," "Why Not Me" and more.

Judd has previously appeared in Touched By An AngelThe Killing Game, Nearlyweds, An Evergreen Christmas and more.


In 2021, The Judds will receive a star on the world's most famous walkway, The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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