'Girl in Room 13': Release date, plot, cast and how to watch Anne Heche's last movie on Lifetime

"I know that Anne really was passionate about this film. She gave it everything that she had," said Director Elisabeth Rohm

'Girl in Room 13': Release date, plot, cast and how to watch Anne Heche's last movie on Lifetime
Anne Heche in a still from 'Girl in Room 13' (Lifetime)
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Anne Heche's Lifetime thriller 'Girl in Room 13' is all set to release in September this year. The network announced that the movie was finished and on track to being rolled out. The update comes after Heche's condition deteriorated following her accident on August 5.

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The actress drove her vehicle into a residential home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was reported that she suffered severe burns after the wreck caught fire. Heche remains in a coma and is critical. Blood reports showed that she had narcotics in her system at the time of the crash, per an ABC News report. From the movie's standpoint, it was a return to Lifetime for Heche who had previously starred in 'Gracie’s Choice', 'Fatal Desire' and 'Girl Fight'. As the world anxiously awaits an update on her condition, here's what we know about the film so far.

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When will 'Girl in Room 13' release?

The movie has been scheduled to release in September as originally planned. While the official date isn't confirmed, do watch this space as we'll keep you posted on the exact date of release.

How can I watch 'Girl in Room 13'?

The Anne Heche-starrer can be watched live on Lifetime.

Who is in the cast of 'Girl in Room 13'?

The movie also stars Max Montesi, Saskia Wedding, Brahm Taylor, Matt Hamilton, and Larissa Dias in key roles. Elisabeth Rohm helms the film.

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Anne Heche and Matt Hamilton in a still from 'Girl in Room 13' (Lifetime)
Anne Heche and Matt Hamilton in a still from 'Girl in Room 13' (Lifetime)

 

What is the plot of 'Girl in Room 13'

Per Lifetime, the official synopsis reads, "Inspired by actual events, Girl in Room 13 examines the story of Grace (Dias), who was addicted to opioids after her doctor prescribed them for a sports injury at a very young age and after three stints in rehab, she is finally ready to turn her life around. Under the watchful eye of her mother, Janie (Heche), Grace takes on a job at her family’s restaurant. But her past will not let her go and when her friend coerces her into meeting her former love interest and drug dealer, Richie (Montesi), she finds herself imprisoned in a hotel room with no way out."

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"Held captive, Richie repeatedly violates Grace, forces her to consume drugs and alcohol, and starves her — all to break her down so that she becomes compliant and can be sold into human trafficking. Refusing to give up on her daughter even when her husband and the local police believe Grace has returned to a life of using, Janie starts an all-out hunt to find Grace. Stopping at nothing, Janie discovers the dark world of human trafficking and the shocking statistics about its widespread victims and its unexpected accomplices."

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Latest buzz around 'Girl in Room 13'

Per a THR report, the network said it was “deeply concerned” about Heche's health following a car crash last week. “All of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for [Heche] and everyone affected” by the accident, Lifetime executive VP and head of programming Amy Winter told the media during the network’s time in front of the TCA. “This project is important to Anne and to every one of us,” Winter added. “We all sought to make a film to shed light on this important issue.”

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Director Rohm told ET she was devastated. "I know that Anne really was passionate about this film. She gave it everything that she had, she brought a phenomenal performance and force to this project and she was really committed to stopping violence against women. We wish she was here with us, and all I can say is that we’re just praying for her recovery."

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