Lifetime has released the first trailer for the upcoming film, Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story (fka Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story).
The movie, premiering January 18, is a part of the network’s Ripped from the Headlines slate, which are upcoming movies based on real-life crime stories. Produced by Roberts, the film stars Primetime Emmy nominee Niecy Nash, Rayven Ferrell and Ta’Rhonda Jones.
The official description reads: In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (Jones) arms. By the time police were alerted, Gloria was long gone. Renaming the baby Alexis, Gloria raised her as her own, providing her with unconditional love and nurturing. It wasn’t until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn’t provide a social security card or a birth certificate, that she realized something was wrong. As questions mounted, Gloria was forced to tell Alexis the truth, that she was really Kamiyah Mobley and had been abducted as a baby. Despite discovering that the mother she knew was really her kidnapper, Alexis kept the secret as long as she could, until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria’s arrest and their world came tumbling down.
Jeffrey Byrd directed the film and Michele Samit and Richard Kletter wrote the script. Watch the trailer below: