SPHE Press Release: Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs

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    Based on the True Story of the Notorious Polygamist Leader
    Starring Tony Goldwyn, Molly Parker, Joey King and Martin Landau
    OUTLAW PROPHET: WARREN JEFFS
    Available on DVD & Digital HD Oct. 7


    CULVER CITY, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2014) – Based the true story of the fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List,” OUTLAW PROPHET: WARREN JEFFS will be available on DVD and Digital HD Oct. 7 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Tony Goldwyn (TV’s “Scandal”) stars in the title role, with Molly Parker (TV’s “House of Cards”), Joey King (TV’s “Fargo”), Academy Award® winner Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, Ed Wood, 1994) and David Keith (TV’s “Hawaii Five-0”) rounding out the cast.

    Based on the book When Men Become Gods by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular, the movie chronicles Jeffs’ (Goldwyn) rise to power after the death of his father (Landau). Jeffs was eventually charged as an accomplice to rape for arranging underage marriages but fled prosecution. After a year-long manhunt, he was finally apprehended in Texas and brought back to trial. The courtroom testimony of two brave young women who escaped his reign of terror ensured he would finally be convicted and sentenced to life in prison. OUTLAW PROPHET: WARREN JEFFS gives an inside look at the psychology of a cult leader and those who blindly followed him. Even to this day with their leader behind bars, members of his polygamist cult still believe that he is the prophet chosen by God himself.

    Synopsis:
    Uncover the true story of the fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI’s “10 Most Wanted List” for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls. Based on the book When Men Become Gods by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Singular, the movie chronicles Jeffs’ (Tony Goldwyn) rise to power after the death of his father, Rulon Jeffs (Martin Landau). Within days of his father’s passing, Warren married all of his father’s wives and dictatorial control over his polygamist followers ensued. Take an inside look at the psychology of a cult leader and those who blindly followed him.

    Produced by Sony Pictures Television, OUTLAW PROPHET: WARREN JEFFS is directed by Gabriel Range from a teleplay by Steve Kornacki & Alyson Evans and Bryce Kass. It was produced by Lorenzo O’Brien. Judith Verno, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are the executive producers.

    OUTLAW PROPHET: WARREN JEFFS has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is not rated. The film originally aired on Lifetime on July 25, 2014.
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