LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS "DEATH SAVED MY LIFE" EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY AND STARRING MEAGAN GOOD, CHIKÉ OKONKWO AND LA'MYIA GOOD FOR NETWORK'S WINTER RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES SLATE
NEW YORK, NY - November 19, 2020 - Lifetime greenlights the latest Ripped From the Headlines thriller Death Saved My Life starring Meagan Good (The Intruder), Chiké Okonkwo (Being Mary Jane) and La'Myia Good (The Wood). Real-life sisters Meagan and La'Myia Good portray siblings in the film, which is inspired by true events and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her. Produced by Jarrett Creative and debuting in early 2021, the film is executive produced Meagan Good, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett. Death Saved My Life joins previously announced Ripped from the Headlines movies for the winter slate, Girl in the Basement which marks Elisabeth Rohm's directorial debut and stars Stefanie Scott, Judd Nelson, Joley Fisher and The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother's Hunt for Justice with Kim Delaney and EP Deborah Norville.
On the surface it seems Jade (Meagan Good) has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic. Her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed he tells her "If I can't have you, nobody will," a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead. La'Myia Good plays Jade's sister Leigh.
Death Saved My Life is produced by Jarrett Creative. Executive producers are Julie Insogna Jarrett, Seth Jarrett and Meagan Good. Seth Jarrett directs from a script written by Barbara Kymlicka.
Meagan Good was most recently seen starring in the hit DC Comics film Shazam! and thriller The Intruder. She co-directed her first film, If Not Now, When?, which she also stars in and co-produced and will be released on January 8, 2021. She will also appear in Sony's upcoming Monster Hunter, scheduled to be released in theaters on December 30, 2020. Good has starred in box office hits Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too, and was the lead of Fox's Minority Report. She also starred in the Lifetime romantic comedy Love by the 10th Date. Her breakout role was in Eve's Bayou, earning critical acclaim for her powerful performance opposite Samuel L. Jackson, and nominations for an NAACP Image Award and Hollywood Reporter Award. In 2016, she published her first book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, which she co-wrote with her husband, DeVon Franklin.
Chiké was most recently seen as a lead on BET's hit show Being Mary Jane and starred in the British Indie film Genesis. Previously, Okonkwo was one of the leads of The Birth of a Nation. Hailing from London, Chiké started his career in theater working at the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE and the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY. His time with the RSC culminated in his performance in the award winning production of Julius Cesar that went to New York in 2013.
La'Myia is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, women's advocate and lifestyle guru in addition to actress, starring as "Monica" in Paramount Pictures The Wood and her breakout role as "Stacey" in the urban classic film Video Girl. La'Myia recently made her debut as a film producer in the independent film If Not Now, When? with her sister Meagan Good, with whom she also co-founded the nonprofit organization "For the Greater Good." Additionally, La'Myia is the CEO of the actors workshop: "The Acting Experience." And is also preparing to launch her innovative maternity beauty line "MRS'S B's + Belly Butter." La'Myia is known as a super mom to her two sons, Ely and Eazy, and married to Grammy award-winning artist/song writer Eric Bellinger.
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