Robin Givens to Headline Lifetime Movie ‘He’s Not Worth Dying For’

Robin Givens arrives for the Essence Celebrates Black Women in Hollywood on February 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Robin Givens will lead the cast of a Lifetime movie about a teenage love triangle gone wrong, as part of the network’s true crime film slate airing this summer.

The actress stars in He’s Not Worth Dying For, premiering Saturday, June 25 according to a recent press release from the cable network.

The film is based on true events and co-stars Rachel Boyd as Isla, a 19-year-old girl who has established herself as a beauty and fashion influencer, and Grace (Hilda Martin) the expected valedictorian of her class with hopes of a veterinary career. The teens are pitted against each other in social media forums and in real life after they both fall for a boy named Jake (Lachlan Quarmby.) Givens plays Grace’s mother, Cher, and must deal with the situation as her daughter’s rivalry with Isla turns deadly.

The film is produced by Doomed Productions Inc for Lifetime with Tim Johnson, Orly Adelson, Stacy Mandelberg and Jon Eskenas serving as executive producers. Kevin Fair directs from a script written by Jacqueline Zambrano. He’s Not Worth Dying For premieres June 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The film is part of Lifetime’s “Ripped from the Headlines” film slate. Details on the other films are below:

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Dirty Little Secret
Inspired by true events, Dirty Little Secret follows seventeen-year-old Lucy (Lizzie Boys) who has been painfully isolated from her peers for years, refusing to let anyone near her house in order to hide her family secret – the overwhelming mountain of items filled in every crevice of space in her home. She quietly plans her escape to college while managing her mother Joanna’s (Melissa Joan Hart) hoarding disorder. Outwardly, a highly functioning nurse, Joanna maintains the dysfunction in their home with an obsessive grip but after a tragedy, Lucy must decide if she will hide her mother’s secret, or expose it to the world.

Dirty Little Secret is directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter from a script written by Doris Egan, Nancey Silvers, and Annie Frisbie. Linda Berman serves as an executive producer and Navid Soofi serves as a producer. Dirty Little Secret is inspired by the book, “Dirty Little Secrets” by C.J. Omololu. Dirty Little Secret premieres June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story
Based on a shocking true story, Melanie McGuire (Candice King) was an exceptional fertility nurse, married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Michael Roark) and doting mother of two boys. When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay. But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of assistant attorney general Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, who despite being convicted, continues to maintain her innocence.

Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Executive producers are Manu Boyer and Kim Raver. As part of the Broader Focus initiative, Nicole L.Thompson makes her directorial debut from a script by Peter O’Brien. Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story premieres June 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Jailbreak Lovers
Inspired by a true story, Jailbreak Lovers follows Toby (Catherine Bell), a woman who always played by the rules. Toby never ran a red light, married the only boy she ever dated, raised a family and went to church. She did everything she was supposed to do. When Toby loses her job and starts a non-profit to rehabilitate abused, rescued dogs at the local prison no one could have anticipated that she would end up on the run, shacked up with her younger lover John (Tom Stevens), a convicted murderer. The star-crossed lovers hatch a plan to break John out of prison by smuggling him out in one of the dog crates, sparking a federal manhunt.

Jailbreak Lovers is produced for Lifetime by Crate Productions Inc. Catherine Bell, Angela Mancuso, Stacy Mandelberg and up-and-coming director Katie Boland are executive producers. Supervising producers are Oliver DeCaigny and Tom Stanford. Boland directed from a script by Anne-Marie Hess and Jodie Burke. Jailbreak Lovers premieres July 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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