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Lawless and Neal to Reprise
Their "Locusts" Roles
Brett Butler and Timothy Bottoms Star With
an Appearance By "The Late Late Show's" Craig
Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess,"
"Tarzan") and Dylan Neal ("Dawson's
Creek") reprise their roles as
Dr. Maddy Rierdon and Dan Dryer from the CBS Television Movie "Locusts" in
VAMPIRE BATS, a new television
movie to be broadcast as the "CBS Sunday
Movie," Sunday, Oct. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
on the CBS Television Network. In this suspense thriller, Rierdon discovers that a deadly species of vampire
responsible for a series of bizarre murders
and she must find a way to stop them before they
are completely out of
control. Brett Butler ("Grace Under Fire") and Timothy Bottoms ("DC 9/11:
Time of Crisis") star with an
appearance by Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's
"The Late Late Show."
A former USDA voracious insect specialist
who is now a college professor,
Rierdon, in search of a simpler life, has moved to Louisiana with her husband, Dryer, and their two
daughters. But her life becomes more complicated
when one of her students is
found dead with his body covered in mysterious
puncture marks and
completely depleted of blood.
When two of Rierdon's students are
implicated in the boy's death, she immediately
gets caught up in the
investigation and discovers that the student was
killed by a swarm of bats. When other attacks occur and more
people are found dead in a similar fashion,
evidence leads Rierdon to discover that these
are not ordinary bats,
but aggressive vampire bats that have mutated
due to a tainted water
supply. Though she tries to discourage them,
several of her students
volunteer to help in the investigation, which
could put them in grave
danger. But Rierdon knows that she doesn't have
a choice and must find a way to halt the bats' deadly
Brett Butler stars as Rierdon's strong
willed sister-in-law, Shelly; Bottoms portrays
the town's mayor, Hank
Poelker; and Ferguson has a cameo as a fisherman.
Lucy Lawless is best-known to television
audiences as Xena on the series, "Xena: Warrior Princess." Her
other television credits include series "Tarzan,"
"For the Love of Mike" and "Funny
Business," as well as guest
appearances on "Two and a Half Men" on the
Network, "The Bernie Mac Show," "The X-Files" and "Battlestar Galactica." In
addition to "Locusts," her television movie
credits include "Hercules and the Amazon Women" and
"Typhon's People." Her feature film credits
include "Eurotrip," "Spider-Man," "The Rainbow
Dylan Neal's television series credits
include "Hyperion Bay," "Pacific Palisades" and
the Network's "The Bold and the Beautiful." He has also guest starred in the series "CSI: Miami" and
"JAG," on the Network, "Dawson's Creek,"
"Sabrina the Teenage
Witch" and "Kevin Hill." In addition to
"Locusts," his television movie
credits include "Chupacabra: Dark Seas,"
"Babylon 5: The Legend of the
Rangers" and "The President's Man" on the
Network. His feature film
credits include "40 Days and 40 Nights,"
"Landspeed" and "I'll Never Get to
Best known for her stand-up comedy, Brett
Butler also starred in
and was executive producer of the popular
series "Grace Under Fire." She was a writer on
the series "Dolly," in which
she also made several guest appearances, hosted
Comedy Central's "Short
Attention Span Theater" and was the winner of
"The Great American
Celebrity Spelling Bee." Her television
credits include "Last Comic
Standing 2," "The Drew Carey Show," "Ellen," "The Larry Sanders Show," the Emmy
Award-nominated "Comic Relief IV,"
"Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top," "Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner,"
Makes You Laugh" and "The Comedy Hall of Fame."
Her feature film credits
include "Mrs. Harris" and the upcoming animated
Timothy Bottoms was a regular in the series
"That's My Bush!" and "Land of the Lost." His other television credits
include "NCIS," on the Network, "That '70s
Show," "Gideon's Crossing," "The
Twilight Zone," and "The Hitchhiker." His
television movie credits include "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," "Island
Sons," "Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun," "Escape," "A Shining Season," "The
Story of David," "Look
Homeward, Angel," and the mini-series
"East of Eden" and "Arthur Hailey's The
Moneychangers." His feature
film credits include the Academy Award-winning films "The Paper Chase" and
"The Last Picture Show," and "The Girl Next
Door," "Elephant," "The Man
in the Iron Mask," "Absolute Force,"
"Texasville," "In the Shadow of
Kilimanjaro," "Rollercoaster," "The White Dawn,"
"Love and Pain and the
Whole Damn Thing" and "Johnny
Got His Gun."
Craig Ferguson took over as host of CBS's
THE LATE LATE SHOW on Jan. 3, 2005 and also
serves as one of the show's
writers. His television credits include his role as Nigel Wick, Drew Carey's
boss, on the "Drew Carey Show," "Maybe This
Time" and the BBC
television show "The Ferguson Theory." He was
most recently seen in the
feature film "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events." He wrote and
starred in the feature films "The Big Tease" and
"Saving Grace" and also
wrote, directed and starred in the feature film "I'll Be There."
VAMPIRE BATS was produced by Von
Zerneck/Sertner Films, in association with Sony
Frank Von Zerneck ("Locusts," "Reversible
Errors"), Robert M. Sertner
("Locusts," "Category 6: Day of Destruction")
and Jill Tanner ("Locusts,"
"They Shoot Divas, Don't They?") are the executive producers. Eric
Bross ("Martha Behind Bars," "Traffic,") directed the movie from a script by Doug
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