September 16, 2009 at 01:06 PM EDT

Singer Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) will star in Lifetime’s 2010 telefilm, Sins of the Mother. Variety reports that Paul Kaufman is directing the adaptation of author Carleen Brice’s novel Orange Mint and Honey, and that Scott will play the abusive mother of a grad student who sobers up when she gives birth to another child.

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