THE HOLLYWOOD MOM’S MYSTERY This Hollywood Wife Gives "Desperate" a New Meaning! Golden Globe nominees Justine Bateman (Family Ties) and George Hamilton (Love at First Bite) star with Elizabeth Peña (Lone Star, Rush Hour) in this lighthearted mystery. Children’s book author Lucy Freers (Bateman) needs to sell her house, after her husband Kit (Andrew McCarthy) has produced several flops, and wants to write a book for adults. She gets her material when Julia (Angie Everhart), the trophy wife of sitcom star Woody Prentice (Hamilton), turns up dead in their pool, so Lucy must become an amateur sleuth. This adaptation of Lindsay Maracotta’s The Dead Hollywood Moms Society features Peña as Detective Theresa Shoe, who first suspects Kit, and then becomes Lucy’s unlikely ally.