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[08/14/19 - 09:34 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Two "Beyond the Headlines" Documentaries on "NXIVM Cult" and "The College Admissions Scandal" with Journalist Gretchen Carlson
The full "Ripped from the Headlines" movie slate will kick off starting September 21, and will premiere a new movie each week for four consecutive Saturdays.

[04/03/19 - 10:38 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Two New Movies for Network's Ripped from the Headlines Fall Slate
Alyson Hannigan stars in "53 Days: The Abduction of Mary Stauffer," the harrowing true story of high school teacher Mary Stauffer and her eight-year old daughter, Beth, who are held captive for 53 days by a former student who was obsessed with her.







TRAPPED: THE ALEX COOPER STORY (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/28/19
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2019) Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story is based on the Memoir "Saving Alex" and follows 15-year-old Alex (Emmy(R) Nominee, Addison Holley) when she revealed she was gay to her devout Mormon parents and they feared so deeply for her soul that they took her from their Southern California home and placed her against her will in a conversion therapy home in Utah. Trapped for eight months with strangers (Sarah Booth and Ian Lake), Alex faced horrible punishments and beatings that were intended to cure her homosexuality. After realizing she would have to submit to their rules in order to survive, Alex was eventually allowed to attend school, where she became friends with a boy that was the president of the gay-straight alliance. He helped Alex get in touch with an attorney (GLAAD Media Awards Winner, Wilson Cruz), who later helped orchestrate her escape. Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story is produced by SilverScreen Pictures and executive produced by Jeffrey Hunt, Kyle Clark and Lina Wong. Jeffrey Hunt directs from a script by Michelle Paradise.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Addison Holley as Alex Cooper
· Ian Lake
· Sarah Booth
· Wilson Cruz
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Cooper as BOOK
· Jeffrey Hunt as DIR/EP
· Kyle Clark as EP
· Lina Wong as EP
· Michelle Paradise as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· based on a book
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· SilverScreen Pictures