|Lifetime greenlights movie based off the Cleveland kidnapping case.|
In May 2013, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight escaped the horrors of a West Cleveland home. The three women were kidnapped by Ariel Castro, a retired bus driver.
He held them captive for nearly 10 years and used them as his sexual fetishes. He would rape and physically abuse the young girls. He would bore a child with Amanda.
The day that Castro dropped his guard, Amanda broke out and warned the neighbors about him.
He was arrested and sentenced to LIFE in the iron college. A few months into his time he hung himself. This tragedy affected these three women. Now as they try to adjust to life, Lifetime is spotlighting this case in a movie.
The Lifetime Movie Network released the trailer for the TV movie Cleveland Abduction.
It's told through the prospective of Michelle Knight. Knight who would later write a memoir of her survival and Lifetime bought the rights to the novel.
The film stars Raymond Cruz ("Breaking Bad") as Ariel Castro and Taryn Manning ("8 Mile," "Orange Is the New Black") as Michelle Knight. The film also stars Pam Grier and Joe Morton.
The movie release will be on April 25.
Also, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will release their book in late April.
The Cleveland Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff and the FBI all are trying to sort out what mistakes were made. The Cleveland Police is already facing heavy scrutiny for the shooting of Tamir Rice, the Anthony Sowell situation and of course numerous accusations of police brutality.
This is a British documentary spotlighting the Cleveland kidnapping case.