Cast Announced for Lifetime Original Movie "The 19th Wife"
CHYLER LEIGH, MATT CZUCHRY AND PATRICIA WETTIG TO STAR IN LIFETIME
ORIGINAL MOVIE THE 19TH WIFE
Drama Based on David Ebershoff's Best-Selling Novel About Polygamy to
Premiere on Number One Women's Network This Fall
LOS ANGELES California
- Chyler Leigh (Grey's Anatomy), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife) and Patricia
Wettig (Brothers & Sisters) have been cast to star in the upcoming
Lifetime Original Movie The 19th Wife, it was announced today by Tanya
Lopez, Senior Vice President of Original Movies, Lifetime Networks. The
film, from Sony Pictures Television, is based on David Ebershoff's New
York Times best-selling novel that takes an inside look at the secret
world of polygamy. The 19th Wife will premiere on Lifetime in the fall.
The film follows "19th Wife" and fundamentalist sect
"First Church of Latter Day Saints" member BeckyLyn (Wettig),
who is accused of killing her husband. Queenie (Leigh), another wife in
the sect, doesn't believe BeckyLyn is capable of such violence and,
desperate to prove her innocence, reaches out to her excommunicated son
Jordan (Czuchry) for help in freeing his mother. But when Queenie and
Jordan start asking questions about the fateful night of the murder, they
quickly see all is not what it seems -- putting their own lives at risk.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the characters from David
Ebershoff's amazing novel about family bonds and secrets come to life with
the talents of these emerging and seasoned actors," said Lopez.
"Chyler Leigh, Matt Czuchry and Patricia Wettig are all currently
starring in some of the most successful dramas on television which will
resonate strongly with our viewers. The 19th Wife will be an exciting
production on all levels."
The movie will be executive produced by Barbara Lieberman (Lifetime's
Lying to be Perfect) and Andrea Baynes (Sex and the Single Mom). Rod
Holcomb (The Good Wife) will direct the teleplay by Richard Friedenberg
(James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas). Sony Pictures Television
Source: Lifetime Press Release