Niecy Nash (When They See Us, Claws) has joined the cast of Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, a Lifetime TV movie that will air as part of its Robin Roberts Presents movie and documentary banner.
The first film to be greenlit from the network’s deal with the award-winning journalist is based on the true story of a woman who discovered, when she was 18, that she had been abducted as a baby. Nash stars as Gloria Williams, who kidnapped the newborn baby from a Florida hospital in 1998. Set for a 2020 launch, it also stars Rayven Symone Ferrell (The Hate U Give) as Kamiyah Mobley and Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire) as Shanara Mobley. A companion documentary will follow the broadcast. The TV movie is being produced by Roberts’ Rock’n Robin and Lincoln Square Productions.
“I’m thrilled to share this young woman’s story and produce something so poignant for the Lifetime audience,” said Roberts, president of Rock’n Robin Productions and executive producer on the TV movie. “I can’t imagine anyone else tackling the complex role of Gloria than Niecy Nash. She’s a talented and versatile actress and I can’t wait to see it all come together.”