Katharine McPhee (Scorpion) is set to star as Kathie Durst alongside Daniel Gillies (The Originals) who will play Robert Durst in the Lifetime original movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst. Based on the book A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst, by investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck, filming begins this month in Vancouver.
While Robert Durst has captured the year’s headlines with his recent arrest and controversy surrounding the documentary, The Jinx, Lifetime puts the forgotten woman Kathie (McPhee) at the center in The Lost Wife of Robert Durst. Young and wide-eyed, she falls in love with charming, yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Gillies), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. But when Kathie disappears in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn’t taken seriously by police. While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie. The Lost Wife of Robert Durst pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie.
Katharine McPhee as Kathie Durst
Daniel Gillies as Robert Durst
key behind the scenes crew
Matt Birkbeck as Original Author
Yves Simoneau as Director
Bettina Gilois as Writer
Linda Berman as Executive Producer
Rudy Bednar as Executive Producer
Drama, True Story, Movie of the Week,
Currently in production to air in 2018
network and production companies
Lifetime – Lincoln Square