Lifetime Reveals Its Summer Ripped From The Headlines Slate

LIFETIME UNVEILS ITS FULL SUMMER
RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES SLATE
WITH FOUR NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES

DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
HEADLINED BY MELISSA JOAN HART 

SUITCASE KILLER: THE MELANIE MCGUIRE STORY
WITH CANDICE KING

HE’S NOT WORTH DYING FOR
FEATURING ROBIN GIVENS

JAILBREAK LOVERS 
STARRING CATHERINE BELL AND TOM STEVENS

MOVIES WILL RUN BACK-TO-BACK SATURDAYS BEGINNING JUNE 11

NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2022) – Lifetime has greenlit three additional new original movies for their summer Ripped from the Headlines slate headlined by Catherine Bell, Candice King and Robin Givens, joining star Melissa Joan Hart in the previously announced movie, Dirty Little SecretThe slate will begin on June 11 with Hart, starring as a mother who will go to extreme lengths to hide her hoarding in Dirty Little Secret.  Continuing the slate on June 18th is Candice King in Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story, the story of upstanding nurse who brutally murders her husband and tries to dispose of his remains in three suitcases. Then on June 25th, Robin Givens stars in He’s Not Worth Dying For as Cher, the mother of a teen involved in a love triangle that results in tragedy. Jailbreak Lovers, executive produced by and starring Catherine Bell, rounds out the slate and marks Bell’s return to Lifetime after starring in the top-rated series Army Wives. Premiering July 2, the film tells the story of a devoted wife and mother willing to risk everything to help her younger lover escape from prison.

Full details of each movie is listed below. Movies debut Saturdays at 8p/7c.

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DIRTY LITTLE SECRET
STARRING MELISSA JOAN HART AND LIZZIE BOYS
JUNE 11

Inspired by true events, Dirty Little Secret follows seventeen-year-old Lucy (Lizzie Boys) who has been painfully isolated from her peers for years, refusing to let anyone near her house in order to hide her family secret – the overwhelming mountain of items filled in every crevice of space in her home.  She quietly plans her escape to college while managing her mother Joanna’s (Melissa Joan Hart) hoarding disorder.  Outwardly, a highly functioning nurse, Joanna maintains the dysfunction in their home with an obsessive grip but after a tragedy, Lucy must decide if she will hide her mother’s secret, or expose it to the world.

Dirty Little Secret is directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter from a script written by Doris Egan, Nancey Silvers, and Annie Frisbie. Linda Berman serves as an executive producer and Navid Soofi serves as a producer. Dirty Little Secret is inspired by the book, Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.

SUITCASE KILLER: THE MELANIE MCGUIRE STORY
STARRING CANDICE KING, MICHAEL ROARK, JACKSON HURST AND WENDIE MALICK
JUNE 18

Based on a shocking true story, Melanie McGuire (Candice King) was an exceptional fertility nurse, married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Michael Roark) and doting mother of two boys.  When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay. But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of assistant attorney general Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, who despite being convicted, continues to maintain her innocence.

Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment.  Executive producers are Manu Boyer and Kim Raver. As part of the Broader Focus initiative, Nicole L.Thompson makes her directorial debut from a script by Peter O’Brien.

HE’S NOT WORTH DYING FOR
STARRING ROBIN GIVENS, HILDA MARTIN,
RACHEL BOYD,LACHLAN QUARMBY AND LOCHLYN MUNRO
JUNE 25

Inspired by a true events, He’s Not Worth Dying For follows the intertwined real and social media lives of Isla (Rachel Boyd), a 19-year-old girl who has established herself as a beauty and fashion influencer and Grace (Hilda Martin)  the expected valedictorian of her class with hopes of a veterinary career.  Though both are very different, they unknowingly share one thing in common – Jake (Lachlan Quarmby) – who is dating them both without their knowledge. When Isla and Grace discover that Jake was cheating on them, the girls turn on each other in a jealous rivalry and use their arsenal of social media platforms to badmouth and attack one another.  While their followers take sides and pit them against each other, their hatred for one another escalates into a real life fight that ultimately turns deadly.  Robin Givens stars as Grace’s mother, Cher, while Lochlyn Munro stars as the District Attorney investigating the case.

He’s Not Worth Dying For is produced by Doomed Productions Inc for Lifetime with Tim Johnson, Orly Adelson, Stacy Mandelberg and Jon Eskenas serving as executive producers.  Kevin Fair directs from a script written by Jacqueline Zambrano.

JAILBREAK LOVERS
STARRING CATHERINE BELL AND TOM STEVENS
JULY 2

Inspired by a true story, Jailbreak Lovers follows Toby (Catherine Bell), a woman who always played by the rules. Toby never ran a red light, married the only boy she ever dated, raised a family and went to church. She did everything she was supposed to do. When Toby loses her job and starts a non-profit to rehabilitate abused, rescued dogs at the local prison no one could have anticipated that she would end up on the run, shacked up with her younger lover John (Tom Stevens), a convicted murderer. The star-crossed lovers hatch a plan to break John out of prison by smuggling him out in one of the dog crates, sparking a federal manhunt.

Jailbreak Lovers is produced for Lifetime by Crate Productions Inc. Catherine Bell, Angela Mancuso, Stacy Mandelberg and up-and-coming director Katie Boland are executive producers. Supervising producers are Oliver DeCaigny and Tom Stanford.  Boland directed from a script by Anne-Marie Hess and Jodie Burke.

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Press Contact:
Dirty Little Secret | Jacqueline Gonzalez | jacqueline.gonzalez@aenetworks.com
Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story | Domenic Morea | domenic.morea@aenetworks.com
He’s Not Worth Dying For | Kristine Tiongco | kristine.tiongco@aenetworks.com
Jailbreak Lovers | Gina Nocero | gina.nocero@aenetworks.com

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