The Dannemora Prison Break Movie Is Happening
Remember Joyce Mitchell? The woman who helped two convicted killers escape from an upstate prison in 2015? Well, she's going to be the subject of a new Lifetime movie and I can't contain my excitement!
You'll have to remember way back to June 2015 when convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora using hacksaw blades and other tools.
Joyce Mitchell was working as a seamstress in the prison and provided the guys with the tools.
Matt was shot dead in woods about 30 miles northwest of the prison and Sweat was shot and wounded two days later after police searched for them for more than 3 weeks.
According to Deadline, Mitchell will be played by Penelope Ann Miller. Matt will be played by Myk Watford, and Sweat will be played by Joe Anderson.
Joyce Mitchell admitted to falling in love with one of the convicts while working at the prison. (So this will also be kind of a love story too?)
She apparently cooperated with the mens' demands because they threatened members of her family.
She pleaded guilty to charges related to the escape and was sentenced to 2 1/3 to seven years in prison.
She won't get out in time to go to the premiere... as the movie is expected to premiere some time in 2017.