Ariana Madix Makes Strong Statement in First Look at Lifetime’s ‘Buying Back My Daughter’

Ariana Madix in Buying Back My Daughter (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime released the first photos on Wednesday of Ariana Madix in her role as a police officer in the new movie Buying Back My Daughter.

The images show the Vanderpump Rules star in character as “Officer Karen.”

She’s dressed in a blue uniform and sits at a desk in front of a stack of papers (possibly police reports) in one photo. The second photo shows her gazing out of a window.

Meagan Good executive produces the sex trafficking drama and leads the cast as “Dana,” a mom whose teenage daughter disappears and becomes a victim of unspeakable crimes.

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Ariana Madix in Buying Back My Daughter (Credit: Lifetime)
Buying Back My Daughter (Credit: Lifetime)

Additional cast members include Roger Cross (Arrow) and Faith Wright (Riverdale).

Part of Lifetime’s “Ripped From the Headlines” franchise, the movie is inspired by actual events of mothers who fight back when their teenage daughters are trafficked online.

Per the official description, Dana’s 16-year-old daughter, Alicia (Faith Wright), sneaks out of the house to attend a party, and doesn’t come home. 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 Alicia listed for sale. Dana and Alicia’s father Curtis (Roger Cross) attempt to “buy their daughter back” in an effort to rescue her from the trafficker who abducted the teenager. Ariana Madix plays the police officer who helps investigate the case and has a personal connection to the story.

The film marks Good’s latest project with Lifetime after she previously starred in and produced Death Saved My Life and Love By the 10th Date.

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

The film is set to premiere this fall.