Legally Blonde beauty Reese Witherspoon is putting her comedic talents on hold to play an American student murdered in South African riots.

Although the movie MOTHER TO MOTHER is fiction, the novel of the same name from which it is adapted is based on the true story of AMY BIEHL, a 26-year-old STANFORD UNIVERSITY student who was murdered in 1993 by rioting South African youths.

Biehl had travelled to South Africa to help residents prepare for the first democratic elections in their history.

Writer SINDIWE MAGNOA tells the story through the eyes of the mother of one of Amy's killers, who reaches out to Biehl's mother in hope of understanding what happened.

06/08/2003 08:52