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Lifetime Developing ‘The Michelle Knight Story’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Lifetime will be adding one more true movie into its repertoire.

The network is in early development of “The Michelle Knight Story” (working title), the story of the kidnappings of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.

The movie will explore the true story of Knight, a 21-year-old single mom fighting for custody of her two-year-old son, whose life was irrevocably changed after she was abducted by Ariel Castro in Cleveland on August 22, 2002, and held as his prisoner in his home for over 11 years.

Castro also kidnapped Berry and DeJesus, who became friends to Knight.

“The Michelle Knight Story” will be produced by Judith Verno (“Masters Of Sex,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax”) and Frank Von Zerneck (“The Elizabeth Smart Story”, “Left To Die”) in association with Sony Pictures Television. Stephen Tolkin will pen the script.

Previous true movies adapted by Lifetime include “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” and “Anna Nicole.”

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