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Lifetime Greenlights Original Movie About Cult At Sarah Lawrence College; Billy Zane to Star

Billy Zane is set to star in a new original movie for Lifetime that’s based on the true story of an ex-con who moved in with his daughter at Sarah Lawrence College and created a cult-like influence over her friends.

The movie will be executive produced and directed by Elisabeth Rohm, who is also an alum of Sarah Lawrence College. Production begins this month and will premiere as part of Lifetime’s Ripped from the
Headlines summer slate.

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When Larry Ray (Zane) unexpectedly moves into his daughter’s dorm, he enthralls her friends with conversations and promises to help them with personal transformations by preying on their insecurities and fears. Under Ray’s influence, the students uncover false memories of childhood trauma that Ray used to further alienate them from their families. As the students continued to fall under Ray’s control, he began to target their friends and family, extending his reach of emotional, financial, sexual abuse and mental manipulation.

The Untitled Larry Ray Movie is executive produced by Stephen Tolkin, Dan Abrams, Rachel Stockman, Jonathan Baruch, and Howard Braunstein for Lifetime. Rohm also executive produces and will direct the movie, written by Waneta Storms.

Zane is represented by Paradigm, Canopy Media Partners, and attorney Jared Bloch.

This film mark’s Rohm’s fourth directing role with the network. The other titles she directed for
Lifetime include her directorial debut, Girl in the Basement, followed by Switched Before Birth
and Girl in Room 13.

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