Lifetime's NXIVM Cult Movie Casts Peter Facinelli & Andrea Roth
Rescue Me alum Andrea Roth has signed on to play actress Catherine Oxenberg in the Lifetime movie, NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Nightmare.
Set to debut this fall, the film is based on the true story of how Oxenberg first introduced her daughter India (played by Jasper Polish) to the NXIVM sex cult, which was billed as a professional development and leadership group, then saved the young woman from physical and mental abuse.
Nxivm founder Keith Raniere is facing charges of wire fraud and racketeering, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.
Twilight franchise actor Peter Facinelli will play Keith Raniere, "the charming and charismatic secret organization leader with devious motives," a press release said.
A New York jury last month found Raniere guilty on seven charges associated with a scheme to lure women into the cult and prevent them from leaving.
He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 25.
The charges include sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.
Mack pleaded guilty in April to racketeering charges related to her involvement with the organization.
She faces up to 40 years behind bars when she is sentenced on Sept 11.
These stars have been up to a lot since the finale in 2011.
Oxenberg is best known for her portrayal of Amanda Carrington on the 1980s nighttime soap, Dynasty. She also played Leandra Thames on the limited series, Watch Over Me.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.