'I Was Lorena Bobbitt': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime movie
The film is based on Bobbitt's story, who after being raped and abused by her husband for many years, used a kitchen knife and cut his penis off in 1993
The 1993 infamous case of Lorena Bobbitt made headlines for a very daunting reason. After being raped and abused by her husband for many years, Bobbitt used a kitchen knife and cut her husband's penis off. While it became one of the most horrifying criminal cases, Lifetime brings to us a movie based on the events of Bobbitt's life. It brings to life the events leading up to the crime, the case and the most known part of her throwing her husband's penis out of the car window. The movie is the way she wants her story told.
'I Was Lorena Bobbitt' will premiere on May 25, 2020.
The official Lifetime synopsis reads: "Lorena Bobbitt became a household name and made tabloid headlines when after years of abuse by her husband, she cut off his penis with a knife in 1993. Now nearly 30 years later, Lorena tells her story, and hers alone, for the first time with Lifetime. This film follows her journey from a wide-eyed, immigrant bride to a battered wife into an unlikely media sensation. 'I Was Lorena Bobbitt' also documents her ultimately emerging as a strong, thoughtful woman who has devoted her life to advocating for other abused women."
Dani Montalvo as Lorena Bobbitt
Dani Montalvo is known for her roles as Hipster Usher in 'Dispatches from Elsewhere' and her other works include 'Mare of Easttown', 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Manifest'.
Luke Humphrey as John Bobbitt
Luke Humphrey is an actor and producer known for his role as the producer of 'The Manhattan Project' (2019) and 'Pat's Big Question' and his role as V'Latak in 'Star Trek: Discovery' (2017).
Other members of the cast include Niamh Wilson as Teri, Lindsey Connell as Dr Feister, Richard Clarkin as Howard, Michael Brown as officer Francis and Landon Norris as Todd.
The movie is directed by Danishka Esterhazy and written by Barbara Nance. Andy Streitfeld, Charles Tremayne and Jeff Vanderwal serve as executive producers. Lorena also serves as executive producer and on-screen narrator of the film that is produced by Cineflix Productions.
Where to watch
Catch 'I Was Lorena Bobbitt' on May 25, 2020, on Lifetime at 8 pm ET.
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