"GIRL IN THE BOX," THE DISTURBING TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN HELD CAPTIVE FOR SEVEN YEARS, PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 10 ON LIFETIME, STARRING ADDISON TIMLIN, ZANE HOLTZ AND ZELDA WILLIAMS
Docu-Special on Real Life Story of Colleen Stan to Follow Film
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 26, 2016) - Lifetime premieres the dark, psychological drama Girl in the Box, based on the true story of Colleen Stan, a young woman kidnapped and held as a sex slave for over half a decade, on Saturday, September 10 at 8pm ET/PT. Girl in the Box stars Addison Timlin (The Awkward Moment), Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wall Flower) and Zelda Williams (Dead of Summer).
In 1977, 22-year-old Colleen Stan (Timlin) doesn't think twice when she hitchhikes and is picked up by a young couple, Cameron (Holtz) and Janice Hooker (Williams). But the life she knows is completely ripped away when the couple abducts her and takes her to their home where Cameron tortures and sexually abuses her. For the next seven years, Colleen is imprisoned for up to 23 hours a day, in a coffin-sized box hidden beneath the couple's bed. When not incarcerated, Colleen is part of a strange new life as a live-in slave, babysitter, and victim of Cameron's bizarre and extreme sexual fantasies.
Girl in the Box is produced by GIAB Productions Inc. with Charles Tremayne and Stephen Kemp executive producing. Kemp is also the writer and director.
Immediately following the premiere of the film, the two-part special Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box, which documents the real-life story of Colleen Stan, will air at 10pm ET/PT. Featuring news footage and interviews with first-hand accounts from Stan and police officials, the docu-special takes viewers through Stan's journey to a new life.
Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box is produced by GOTB Productions Inc. with Jacqueline Bynon executive producing.
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