The project, which marks Rinna and Hamlin's first acting gig together, follows the true story of a teenager who is cyberbullied through a series of texts by her own mother
The mother-daughter duo will star in Mommy Meanest, a film inspired by true events, which tells the story off a teenager who faces significant emotional trauma after she's cyberbullied through a series of texts. She later discovers that her own mother is behind the malicious messages.
Per Deadline, the movie's official logline reads, "The story follows divorced mother Madelyn (Rinna), who’s always had a tight bond with her daughter Mia (Briana Skye). But when Mia starts spending more time with her new boyfriend and is on the verge of leaving for college, Madelyn is panicked by her emerging independence. When Mia starts to receive a barrage of degrading texts, as a protective mother, Madelyn is determined to find out who is harassing her daughter and will do anything to help her, bringing them closer together again. As the hundreds of texts become more threatening, Mia begins to wonder if her tormentor is someone closer than she could have ever imagined."
Hamlin, 25, will be taking on the role of Summer, the friend of Rinna's onscreen daughter Mia. The project marks the first that the mother-daughter duo will be appearing in together.
In addition to starring in the film, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 60, will serve as an executive producer alongside Stacy Mandelberg. Navid Soofi and Greg Beeman will also produce the movie with Greg Beeman directing.
"I’m so excited to share this! 😍 🎭🎬" Rinna wrote beside a celebratory post about the project on Instagram Thursday, adding on her Instagram Story, "Let's goooooo"
Mommy Meanest follows Rinna's stint on American Horror Stories and her exit from the hit Bravo reality show in January 2023.
In a conversation with PEOPLE the following month, the television personality confessed she didn't expect the kind things viewers had to say about her after her departure.
"I didn't expect that, I really didn't," she explained. "That is the thing that was unexpected to me the most about everything. I thought people would mostly be like, 'Thank God we got her fired' — and some were, don't get me wrong. But the majority of it was love."
"Even the way people described my eight years on the show, with words like 'legend, icon, G.O.A.T.' — I said to [my husband, Harry Hamlin], 'There are things you'd normally only get to hear if you died!'" she joked. "And that's how it felt — like I died, but I didn't, and I got to see all the things that people would say about me at my funeral."
As for her daughter, Hamlin previously appeared in the 2023 Apple TV+ film How She Caught a Killer.
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Mommy Meanest is set to premiere later this year on Lifetime.
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