LIFETIME STARTS PRODUCTION ON ORIGINAL MOVIE "WHO KILLED JONBENET?"
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 10, 2016) -Lifetime has begun production on Who Killed JonBenet? (wt), an original movie about the disturbing true story of JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year-old beauty queen, whose murder in her Colorado home remains unsolved. Marking 20 years since her body was found, Who Killed JonBenet? stars Eion Bailey (Band of Brothers), Michel Gill (Mr. Robot) and Julia Campbell (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion), and will premiere later this fall on Lifetime.
Who Killed JonBenet? revisits the infamous murder of pint-sized beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey (Payton Lepinski) and the lurid details that captivated the nation. Starting with the 911 call and investigation lead by Detective Steve Thomas (Bailey), Who Killed JonBenet? provides a closer look into what exactly happened the day after Christmas 1996, when she was found beaten and strangled in the family's basement. With the addition of recently surfaced information, the film takes a fresh look at the events and the competing theories about the murder. Were Patsy (Campbell) and John (Gill) Ramsey responsible or covering for someone else in the family? Was this a kidnapping gone wrong, or was this the work of a predator who had seen JonBenet in one of her pageants? Twenty years after the tragic events, the question remains: Who killed JonBenet?
Who Killed JonBenet? is produced by EveryWhere Studios and Brightlights for Lifetime. Julia Eisenman (Lies & Alibis), Tom Mazza (My Sweet Audrina), Anne Carlucci (Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story), Shawn Williamson (Wayward Pines) and Jamie Goehring (Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart) executive producing. Jason Lapeyre (Restless Virgins) is directing from a script written by Brian L. Ross (Love by Chance).
ABOUT EVERYWHERE STUDIOS
EveryWhere Studios is a partnership between former founder and Chairman of Helifilms David Calvert-Jones, multi-Emmy and Peabody award winning producer Dan Angel, and veteran Ex Sony and Paramount Television executive, Tom Mazza. The company has created and developed award-winning family television both independently and within the studio system. The team brings a track record of award-winning TV movies/series and feature films and extensive experience in film and TV financing. EveryWhere is well-known for its slate of studio-quality, mass appeal, family friendly entertainment content. Recent hit projects include Hallmark's The Bridge; Lifetime's My Sweet Audrina; Universal's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. The critically acclaimed UnREAL, Devious Maids, Project Runway, Dance Moms, Bring It!, The Rap Game and Little Women franchises anchor the network's programming, in addition to its over 25 original movies annually that continue to define the TV movie genre. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. Lifetime's Fempire positions the network as a curator of feminist content and conversations, as well as a place where women connect, learn and are entertained. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.