‘The Red Tent’ gets new life in gauzy Lifetime movie

December 7, 2014 6:00 AM

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Anita Diamant’s 1997 novel “The Red Tent” took the shards of Dinah’s story, told in a fairly short chapter of Genesis, and recast them as a layered tale of sisterhood, friendship and love. The book sold 3 million copies and has been translated into more than two dozen languages. Now it’s been adapted into a Lifetime miniseries.

The two-part series, to be broadcast Dec. 7-8, stars the Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson as Dinah, Minnie Driver as Leah and Morena Baccarin (Jessica Brody from “Homeland”) as Rachel. The Scottish actor Iain Glen (“Sir Richard Carlisle on “Downton Abbey”) plays Jacob, and the Israeli actress Hiam A...

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