Katherine Heigl to star in TV movie

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 18:34 PM IST

Los Angeles: Katherine Heigl is returning to television with HBO`s adaptation of `The Knitting Circle`.

The former `Grey`s Anatomy` star will produce and act in the telefilm.

Based on the best-seller from Ann Hood, the story revolves around a married woman (Heigl) struggling to overcome the death of her young daughter who finds solace in a knitting circle, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Heigl will produce the telepic with her mother and producing partner, Nancy Heigl, via their Abishag banner along with Pine Street Pictures.

Her recent credits include the feature `Life As We Know It`, which she starred in and executive produced. She`ll next be seen in New Line`s comedy `New Year`s Eve`.