Girl in Room 13': From the late Anne Heche to Larissa Dias, meet the cast of the Lifetime thriller
Matt Hamilton, Erika Bruci, Brian Cyburt, and Sarah Peguero add to the already impressive cast
Anne Heche's last film before her tragic death is well on course for its release this September. 'Girl in Room 13' boasts of an impressive and promising cast and the storyline is inspired by actual events and centers around human trafficking as the main theme. The movie is a part of Lifetime’s ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ series
Per Lifetime, the official synopsis reads, "Inspired by actual events. Grace (Larissa Dias), became addicted to opioids after her doctor prescribed them for a sports injury at a very young age. After three stints in rehab, she is finally ready to turn her life around. Under the watchful eye of her mother, Janie (Anne 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 (Max Montesi), she finds herself imprisoned in a hotel room with no way out.
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, Janie starts an all-out hunt to find Grace. Directed by Elisabeth Rohm. (2022)"
'Girl in Room 13' Cast
Anne Heche as Janie
The Emmy Award winner plays Janie in the Lifetime thriller. Heche's final film sees her play a pivotal role of a mother frantically searching for her daughter who was abducted and planned to be shipped off to a human trafficking ring. The 53-year-old shot to fame with 'Volcano' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'. Some of her TV projects include, 'Chicago P.D.' and 'All Rise'. Heche died in a fatal car crash after she 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. She was declared dead on August 12.
Larissa Dias as Grace
'The Supernatural Academy' star stars as Grace, Janies daughter in the movie. 'Girl in Room 13' sees her abducted by her former love interest, Richie (Max Montesi). The Latina actress, born and raised in Brazil, also starred in 'When Calls the Heart' and 'Mystery 101'.
Max Montesi as Richie
Max Montesi is best remembered for his role in 'Supernatural' and is one of the key antagonists in the movie. He plays Richie, Grace's former love interest who abducts her and plans to sell her off. He will be seen next in 'The Last of Us' that's currently in production. He also added in 'The 100' and 'Unspeakable'.
Other cast members:
Matt Hamilton, Erika Bruci, Brian Cyburt, and Sarah Peguero round up the rest of the cast.
'Girl in Room 13' premieres September 17, 8/7c on Lifetime.