I Am Elizabeth Smart — Trailer

source:   mylifetime.com

added: Mon, Nov 6th '17

Skeet Ulrich (star of "Scream" and CW's "Riverdale") portrays crazed child kidnapper Brian David Mitchell in the trailer for the upcoming Lifetime movie, which is dramatizing the real-life abduction of Elizabeth Smart.

"I Am Elizabeth Smart" is a new true-crime thriller starring Alana Boden (from TV's "Ride" and "Mr Selfridge") as the titular 14-year-old Salt Lake City native who, on June 5, 2002, was taken from her bedroom by a religious fanatic (Ulrich) and was held in captivity at a remote campsite for nine months.

Authorized by the real-life Elizabeth Smart, who herself serves as the producer and on-screen narrator, the Lifetime film also stars Deirdre Lovejoy (The Wire, The Blacklist) as Wanda Barzee, the abductor's equally demented wife and accomplice.

Newcomer Sarah Walker directs from a teleplay written by Tory Walker (a staff writer from TV's "Psych").

"I Am Elizabeth Smart" is set to air on Saturday, November 18th on Lifetime.

synopsis:
2017 marks the 15-year anniversary of Elizabeth Smart's abduction. Part of a cross-network event with A&E, Lifetime's "I Am Elizabeth Smart" is the definitive, authorized movie about the harrowing kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, told from her perspective and with her full participation.

In June 2002, Elizabeth Ann Smart (Alana Boden) was a 14-year-old girl when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City home by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell (Skeet Ulrich). He brought her to a hilly encampment where, with his twisted accomplice Wanda Barzee (Deirdre Lovejoy), he held Elizabeth captive. She was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre religious rituals until, nine months later, she enabled her own rescue.

A film about the kidnapping was rushed on the air shortly after the incident, but it shied away from the reality of what Elizabeth went through. Now, in "I Am Elizabeth Smart," Elizabeth herself, as a producer and on-screen narrator, explores how she survived, and confronts the truths and misconceptions about her captivity.

 

directed by   Sarah Walker

starring   Skeet Ulrich, Alana Boden, Deirdre Lovejoy

release date   November 18, 2017 (on Lifetime)

 
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