Jill Scott is set to star in the Lifetime telepic Sins of the Mother, which will premiere some time in 2010.

According to Variety, Sins of the Mother revolves around a grad student who returns home to face her abusive, alcoholic mother -- played by Scott -- only to discover that her mom is sober and has a 3-year-old daughter and new life.

The telepic is based on the novel "Orange Mint and Honey," written by Carleen Brice. Elizabeth Hunter adapted the novel for TV, while Paul Kaufman is directing.

Production begins this week.