LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW THRILLER "CAUGHT IN HIS WEB" FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND STARRING GARCELLE BEAUVAIS
ALISON THORTON, MALIA BAKER AND EMMA TREMBLAY
ALSO STAR IN THE FILM
INSPIRED BY ONE OF THE FIRST FEDERAL "SEXTORTION" CASES
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 29, 2021) - Lifetime has greenlit the new original movie Caught in His Web from Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg who executive produces the thriller. Inspired by one of the nation's first cases of "sextortion," the movie stars Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming, NYPD Blue, The Real) as a local detective who is determined to help a group of teenage girls who are terrorized by a cyberbully. The movie also stars Alison Thornton (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce), Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club) and Emma Tremblay (Supergirl). Caught in His Web will premiere in 2022 on Lifetime.
Inspired by actual events, Caught in His Web tells the horrifying story of Emma (Alison Thorton), Olivia (Malia Baker) and Gabby (Emma Tremblay) who are each unknowingly tormented by a mysterious cyberbully by the name "Blake." Infiltrating each of their lives by hacking into their cell phones and computers, "Blake" coerces them to send nude photos and continually harasses them and tracks their every move. Feeling extremely alone and experiencing anxiety, depression and fear, the girls later discover they are not alone in being tormented. They decide to join forces and enlist the help of Detective Holland (Garcelle Beauvais), in the hunt to unmask their harasser and end their nightmare.
Caught in His Web is produced for Lifetime by Cyber Productions, Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Whoopi Goldberg (The View, The Stand, A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Tim Johnson (Sleepwalking in Suburbia, Toxic Skies), Stacy Mandelberg (Invasion, Haunting Sarah), Jason Egenberg (Des & Lou, Unthinkable), Jack Heller (Mainstream, Zombieland 2), Tom Leonardis (A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley), Brendan Deneen (Gangland Undercover) and Scott Veltri (Mainstream) are executive producers. Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen is co-executive producer. Hannah Cheesman (Succor, The Boathouse) directs from a script written by Danielle Iman (Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars).
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