The Lost Wife of Robert Durst — Trailer


added: Wed, Oct 25th '17

Actor Daniel Gillies (from the CW shows "The Originals" and "The Vampire Diaries") portrays notorious accused murderer Robert Durst in the trailer for the new Lifetime movie, which dramatizes the real-life account of Durst's first wife, Kathie McCormack, who was last seen alive in 1982 and was reported as missing to the police, but is now believed to have been murdered by Durst.

"Scorpion" star Katharine McPhee takes on the role of the missing Kathie, while Martin Donovan (Ant-Man, Insomnia) plays a detective assigned to the missing person case.

Based on the investigative book "A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst" by Matt Birkbeck and directed by Emmy-winning TV helmer Yves Simoneau (HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), the cable movie co-stars Ella Cannon, John Glover, and Ryan Robbins.

Written by Bettina Gilois (Bessie, McFarland USA, Glory Road), "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, November 4th on Lifetime.

While Robert Durst has captured headlines with his recent arrest and controversy surrounding the documentary, "The Jinx," Lifetime puts his forgotten first wife Kathie at the center of "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst."

Young and wide-eyed Kathie (Katharine McPhee, "Scorpion") falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Daniel Gillies, "The Originals"), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn’t taken seriously by police. While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie. "The Lost Wife of Robert Durst" pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie.


directed by   Yves Simoneau

starring   Daniel Gillies, Katharine McPhee, Martin Donovan, Ella Cannon, John Glover, Ryan Robbins

release date   November 4, 2017 (on Lifetime)

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