Lifetime has set a premiere date for “A Tale of Two Coreys,” the original movie will now air on the network on January 6, 2018. Executive produced by Corey Feldman, the movie is based on the true story of the rise and fall the 80s’ duo, “The Two Coreys,” actors Corey Feldman and Corey Haim.
Feldman (Elijah Marcano and Scott Bosely) and Haim (Justin Ellings and Casey Leach) skyrocketed to fame after working together on the blockbuster movie “The Lost Boys” and quickly became young Hollywood icons. The duo collaborated on popular comedies including “License to Drive” and “Dream a Little Dream”. As their star-power rose, their lives began to quickly spin out of control with endless partying and drugs and the duo frequently found themselves in headlines and gossip magazines. The network teases the story stating “As their fame and fortune increased, dark secrets haunted them. Young and impressionable, the actors suffered through years of sexual abuse at the hands of industry insiders. With studio offers drying up and their reputations becoming tabloid fodder, Feldman eventually turned his life around by getting sober, getting married and having a son. With the support of Feldman, Haim seemed to be embracing another chance in Hollywood when the two starred in their own reality series The Two Coreys.” Tragically, Haim’s come back ended abruptly when he died suddenly from what the autopsy reported as natural causes.
A Tale of Two Coreys also stars Paula Lindberg as “Judy Haim,” B Howard as “Michael Jackson,” Patrick Muldoon as “Bob Feldman” and Ashley Scott as “Sheila Feldman.” Feldman’s fellow “Frog Brother” from The Lost Boys, Jamison Newlander, makes a special appearance, along with his former co-star Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting) and Drew Shapiro as “Kerri Green.”
A Tale of Two Coreys is produced by Feldman (Truth Campaign*), Phil Shapiro, Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz. Filmed in Los Angeles in 2017, the movie is directed by Steven Huffaker with story by Feldman, Schenck, Peter Sullivan, Hanz Wasserburger and Tejal Desai. The script is by Sullivan, Wasserburger and Jessica Dube.
Lifetime has had a string of hits including “UnREAL,” “Project Runway,” “Bring It!,” “The Rap Game,” “Married at First Sight” and “Little Women,” though its original movie-series are often the most talked about. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours.