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Metta World Peace to star in Lifetime movie adapted from Nancy Grace book

Metta World Peace will star in a Lifetime movie in fall 2012. The made-for-tv movie is adapted from a Nancy Grace New York Times best-selling book. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Metta World Peace, the Los Angeles Lakers small-forward, will star as a detective in The Eleventh Victim, a Lifetime murder mystery premiering fall 2012 that's based on a New York Times best selling book authored by Nancy Grace, according to William Keck of TVguide.com:

Peace will make his acting debut in a movie adaptation of Nancy Grace's first novel, The Eleventh Victim, set to premiere in the fall on Lifetime Movie Network.

Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Jennie Garth.

Peace and Grace met on Season 13 of Dancing with the Stars, and Grace told Keck "I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.

In related news, Peace made his debut as a weatherman in June while on vacation in British Columbia.

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