By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated July 21, 2009 at 04:45 PM EDT

Ashley Williams, Andie MacDowell, Dihann Carroll, Annabeth Gish, and Daniel Sunjata have joined the casts of Lifetime’s upcoming TV movies based on Patricia Cornwell novels, Variety reports. At Risk and The Front will mark the first time the bestselling author’s works have been adapted for the screen. They both follow Massachusetts state investigator Winston Garano (Sunjata) and his supervisor, district attorney Monique Lamont (MacDowell), as they solve cases. Williams will play Garano’s love interest, Carroll his grandmother, and Gish his coworker.