Procter & Gamble and Walmart teamed up together for the second time for a made-for-TV family movie, "The Jensen Project." The 2-hour movie stars Kellie Martin, Patricia Richardson and LeVar Burton and airs on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 8/7c on NBC.
“The Jensen Project” is a secret community of geniuses who conduct underground research.They are charged with helping to solve many of the world's most difficult problems. This science-fiction family movie tells the story of Claire and Matt Thompson, two former scientists who return to project after a 16-year absence. Together, with their son, the family is thrust into a pursuit to keep a potentially-dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands. As the family races to stop the group's rogue faction, they rediscover the importance of honesty, courage and being there for one another. Important and valuable traits for all families.
You'll see several familar faces in the movie. The mother is played by Kellie Martin, who is most widely remembered for her Emmy-nominated role as Becca Thacher on the ABC series "Life Goes On." Also in the film is Emmy, GRAMMY and NAACP Award-winner LeVar Burton, who starred in the acclaimed miniseries "Roots," four of the recent “Star Trek” series and the public television program "Reading Rainbow.” Patricia Richardson, formerly Jill Taylor on the popular sitcom "Home Improvement," plays Ingrid.
“I am excited to be playing Claire because I feel as though I understand her in a lot of ways and think that her journey in The Jensen Project is interesting and relevant,” said Kellie Martin. “I feel like a lot of moms will relate to the struggle Claire goes through in the movie, with trying to be adept at both her home life and her work life and I’m anxious for families to be a part of the Thompsons’ adventure!”
“The Jensen Project” will also feature the P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. For every P&G item purchased at Walmart through the end of July 2010, P&G will donate 50¢ to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund up to $50,000. This is equal to a week’s worth of clean drinking water for a family (50 liters) in developing countries will be donated to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (up to 5 million liters). For additional program details, visit purwater.com (or csdw.org).
Disclaimer: We received a copy of the Jensen Project dvd/soundtrack from P&G and Walmart as part of this review..