Katherine Heigl to star in polygamous sect movie Escape

June 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 17 (ANI): Katherine Heigl has signed up to star in and produce Escape, a new movie about the American polygamous sect founded by Warren Jeffs.

The movie will be based on the memoir of Carolyn Jessop, whose testimony helped convict the cult leader of incest and sexual conduct with minors, reports the Sun.

The Grey’s Anatomy star will play the role of Carolyn, who was born into the sect and escaped when she was 35.

Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, was jailed for 10 years in November (07).

Escape is a far cry from the actress rom-com stints in Knocked Up and 27 Dresses. (ANI)

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