KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS EXECUTIVE PRODUCE TWO NEW "RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES" FILMS THROUGH MILOJO PRODUCTIONS BANNER
JENNA DEWAN TO HEADLINE AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE
ORIGINAL MOVIE "LET'S GET PHYSICAL"
WITH JENNIFER IRWIN AND MICHAEL CONSUELOS
LEA THOMPSON, ZACH GILFORD, AND ALICIA WITT STAR IN
"THE DISAPPEARANCE OF CARI FARVER"
BOTH FILMS WILL DEBUT THIS OCTOBER
New York, NY - August 11 - Lifetime announces two new Ripped from the Headlines movies, Let's Get Physical and The Disappearance of Cari Farver from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, under their Milojo Productions banner as part of the previously announced partnership with Lifetime. Let's Get Physical stars and is also executive produced by Jenna Dewan via her Everheart Productions with Kyle McNally, and features Jennifer Irwin and Michael Consuelos. The Disappearance of Cari Farver stars Lea Thompson, Zach Gilford and Alicia Witt. Both films will debut this October on Lifetime.
The Disappearance of Cari Farver is based on a true story and the subject of Leslie Rule's bestselling true-crime book A Tangled Web. Dave Kroupa (Zach Gilford, Good Girls, Friday Night Lights) is shocked when his new girlfriend, Cari Farver (Rebecca Amzallag), starts sending him demanding texts. When Dave ends the relationship, he finds himself on the receiving end of an onslaught of twisted messages from Cari, who has abruptly disappeared. Dave's ex-girlfriend, Liz (Alicia Witt, Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead), also begins receiving harassing texts from Cari, resulting in a dangerous situation for them both. Meanwhile, Cari's mother Nancy (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future, Switched at Birth) continually searches for her, keeping the pressure on the police who eventually uncover a shocking discovery. The Disappearance of Cari Farver premieres Saturday, October 8 at 8/7c.
Inspired by actual events, Let's Get Physical is the story of fitness instructor Sadie (Jenna Dewan, The Rookie) who by day, taught fitness and dance to soccer moms, but by night led a double life running a sophisticated prostitution ring with a customer list that included very prominent men in the community. After an anonymous tip, authorities raided her studio, leading to Sadie's indictment and ignited a firestorm in the small town leading everyone to ask, who exactly was on the client list. Dewan executive produces and stars alongside Jennifer Irwin (The Goldbergs) and Michael Consuelos (Riverdale). Let's Get Physical is set to premiere Saturday, October 15 at 8/7c.
The Disappearance of Cari Farver is executive produced by Milojo Productions, Howard Braunstein Films, and Media Nation. Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini serve as executive producers for Milojo. Michael Halpern serves as producer for Milojo. Howard Braunstein and Linda Berman also executive produce. Danishka Esterhazy directs from a script written by Tawnya Bhattacharya and Ali Laventhol (Bel Air, My Life with the Walter Boys).
Let's Get Physical is executive produced by Milojo Productions, Johnson Management Group, Inc., and Everheart Productions. Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini serve as executive producers for Milojo. Michael Halpern serves as producer for Milojo. Jenna Dewan and Kyle McNally executive produce for Everheart Productions. Robin Hayes directs from a script written by Margaux Froley and Kelly Fullerton.
ABOUT MILOJO PRODUCTIONS
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' NY- based production company named after the first two letters of Mark & Kelly's three children: Michael, Lola and Joaquin. The company, which champions top-of-the- line documentaries, has developed and produced non-scripted series for many networks such as Disney+, Bravo, Logo, VH1, E!, CMT, HGTV, WeTV, TLC, Food Network and Discovery. In addition, Milojo has produced an Emmy(R)-nominated documentary called The Streak for ESPN, and a critically acclaimed documentary Off The Rez for TLC, both which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The company has been involved in such projects as Masters of Reception, Homemade Millionaire, Dirty Soap, Cheer, Secret Guide To Fabulous, My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Secret Guide to Summer, the New Now Next Vote election specials with Wanda Sykes, and Fire Island. They are deeply involved in the digital space with multiple web series' both past and present, including Joffrey Elite for YouTube's AwesomenessTV and Kelly Ripa and Rachael Harris' Heads and Faces for Facebook Watch. On the scripted side, Milojo has worked with many successful writers and sold several scripted projects to ABC, a dark comedy to HBO, and a musical comedy to Freeform. They recently optioned the New York Times bestselling novel, Mexican Gothic, which they are developing at Hulu. The second season of their true-crime series Exhumed: Killer Revealed recently aired Oxygen, and their series Family Reboot premiered in June on Disney+.
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