Tammy Blanchard(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
Tammy Blanchard
(Photo © Michael Portantiere)
The new version of Sybil, starring Tammy Blanchard and Jessica Lange, will air on CBS on Saturday, June 7.

Written by playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God), the movie is adapted from Flora Rheta Schreiber's best-selling book about a young woman suffering from a severe multiple personality disorder. It is directed by Joseph Sargent, a four-time Emmy Award winner. Sybil was previously turned into a popular 1976 NBC-TV film that starred Sally Field (who won an Emmy Award for her performance) and Joanne Woodward.

Blanchard earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Louise in the revival of Gypsy, and won an Emmy for her performance as the young Judy Garland in Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Lange, a two-time Oscar winner for Tootsie and Blue Sky, has appeared on Broadway as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Mengarie and as Blanche DuBois in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.