Michelle Knight: Lifetime Moving Forward With Movie Based On Ohio Kidnapping

Michelle Knight, one of the three Ohio kidnap victims, will have her true story told in a new Lifetime movie based on her life. Deadline announced last night, that Lifetime Television is moving forward with the movie The Michelle Knight Story. The movie’s title could change at some point in the future. For now, the Sony Pictures TV movie will be executive produced by Frank Von Zerneck and Judith Verno. The Michelle Knight Story will be written by Stephen Tolkin with Major Crimes and CSI Miami actor Raymond Cruz as the infamous Ariel Castro.

Michelle Knights story made headlines in May 2013 when it was revealed that she and two other missing girls had been located. All three girls disappeared a decade earlier and had been held captive in the home of kidnapper Ariel Castro. The girls were rescued by neighbors in 2013. Ariel Castro was arrested and charged with kidnapping but committed suicide in jail a time later. Michelle Knight has been the most vocal about the case. Fans of Michelle Knight are glad that her story is being told, since it was rumored that Michelle Knight was mistreated and abused the most by Castro because she stood up to him, according to Cleveland. It is also rumored that the two other Ohio kidnapping victims have shut Michelle Knight out.

“All my life, I was made to feel insecure, like I was worthless.()And for the first time in my life, I stood up to a person that was a demeaning person. And it felt good to stand up for myself. I never did before.”

The Inquisitr reported earlier that Michelle Knight told her story for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil in 2013, and then again a year later in a follow-up visit. In continuing to tell her story, she also wrote a book about her ordeal.


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