Sigourney Weaver by Todd Williamson/ WireImage.com Sigourney Weaver by Todd Williamson/ WireImage.com
Variety reports
Sigourney Weaver will co-produce and star in Prayers for Bobby, about a conservative woman whose gay son takes his own life. The Lifetime movie is based on Leroy Aarons' 1995 book ( shop Amazon) that depicts the true story of a family's opposition to their son's homosexuality. Weaver's character questions her stance against her son's sexual choices after he falls into a deep depression and eventually commits suicide. Russell Mulcahy - who directed Showtime's Queer as Folk - will call the shots on the Lifetime telepic. - J.R. Whalen