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Lifetime Network To Produce ‘Buying Back My Daughter’ Starring Meagan Good, With A Story Ripped From The Headlines

Posted Mar 23, 2023

NEW YORK, NY – Lifetime reteams with Meagan Good (Harlem, Shazam! Fury of the Gods) to executive produce and star in the Ripped from the Headlines feature, Buying Back My Daughter (working title), inspired by actual events of mothers who fight back when their teenage daughters go missing and are sex trafficked online. Good continues her relationship with Lifetime after having starred in and produced the films Death Saved My Life and Love By the 10th Date. Buying Back My Daughter will continue to bring to light important issues and continue to drive messaging for network’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

On the heels of the network’s recent successful features, Black Girl Missing, Girl in the Closet, and The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story, Buying Back My Daughter is the latest movie for the network’s Ripped from the Headlines slate. Currently filming now, the movie also stars Ariana Madix (Vanderpump Rules), Roger Cross (Arrow), and Faith Wright (Riverdale).

When Dana (Meagan Good) and Curtis’ (Roger Cross) 16-year-old daughter, Alicia (Faith Wright), sneaks out of the house to attend a party, a bout with teenage rebellion quickly escalates into a widespread search party spearheaded by Dana and the police. After almost a year of searching for her missing daughter, mother’s intuition leads Dana to the salacious world of online escort ads where, to her horror, she finds her Alicia listed for sale. Dana and Curtis spring into action and attempt to “buy their daughter back” in order to rescue her from the trafficker who abducted Alicia and subjected her to unspeakable harm. Ariana Madix stars as Karen, a police officer who helps investigate the case and has a personal connection to the story.

Buying Back My Daughter is produced by Front Street Pictures for distribution by Lifetime. Produced by Charles Cooper. Executive producers are Orly Adelson, Allen Lewis, and Meagan Good with James Jope as co-executive producer. Troy Scott directs from a script written by Barbara Marshall.

Good is repped by The Gersh Agency, Atlas Artists, The Initiative Group, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner, Endlich & Gellman.

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