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[02/16/17 - 10:22 AM]
"NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," Premieres April 23, Starring Golden Globe Nominee Penelope Ann Miller
The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt.

[11/21/16 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 21
Updates include: CBS passes on back order for "Pure Genius"; Penelope Ann Miller to star in docudrama for Lifetime; and Anil Kapoor cast in Amazon's "The Book of Strange New Things."







NY PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/23/17
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, February 2017) Inspired by the true story that gripped the nation, Lifetime premieres the ripped-from-the-headline movie, NY Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell on Sunday, April 23, at 8pm ET/PT. The movie tells the story of a prison staffer who helped two convicts escape, leading to a fatal manhunt. Recently denied parole, Joyce is played by Golden Globe and SAG nominee, Penelope Ann Miller (American Crime). Joyce Mitchell (Miller), a married mother of three, meets convicted murderers Richard Matt (Myk Watford, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and David Sweat (Joe Anderson, Across the Universe) while running the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Richard and David immediately set their sights on Joyce as the perfect pawn for their escape plan. Flattered by their attention, Joyce is easily manipulated and seduced by the two prisoners, and soon agrees to help them break out.Wrapped up in a fantasy that men were in love with her, Joyce goes along with them when they suggest killing her husband so they can all run away together to Mexico. At the last second, Joyce decides she can't go through with the plot and doesn't show up at their pick-up point. Soon after, a massive statewide manhunt for Richard and David ensues culminating in a deadly takedown and her own conviction.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Joe Anderson as David Sweat
· Myk Watford as Richard Matt
· Penelope Ann Miller as Joyce Mitchell
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Manzanares as CO-PROD
· Frank Von Zerneck as EP
· Judith Verno as EP
· Ron Schmidt as PROD
· Stephen Tolkin as WRTR/DIR
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Mountainair Films