Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Rossif Sutherland, premieres Oct 21 on Lifetime! – WATCH

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Wendi McLendon-Covey and Rossif Sutherland star in Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story, premiering October 21 on Lifetime. Let’s take a first look!

Wendi McLendon-Covey and Rossif Sutherland star in Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story, a new, original movie premiering Saturday, October 21 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. Let’s take a first look!

Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story, starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Rossif Sutherland, premieres Oct 21 on Lifetime!

SYNOPSIS

Based on a true story, the movie follows Vicky White (played by The Goldbergs‘ Wendi McLendon-Covey), a lonely corrections officer who falls for a prisoner (Three Pines‘ Rossif Sutherland), but before she can ensure their happily ever after, she must first break him out of prison.

Every day for divorced prison corrections officer Vicky White is like the movie Groundhog Day – mundane and every day just like the previous. But when new prisoner Casey White is brought to her facility, the two develop a secret infatuation. Vicky gives Casey special attention, believing he’s the only man to see her the way she wants to be seen. But when Casey’s inevitable transfer to a lengthy prison sentence approaches, Vicky decides to take desperate action. Risking everything, Vicky manages to break Casey out of jail and takes him on the run, eluding authorities on an eleven-day dash for freedom. For Vicky, even the probable tragedy ahead of them is worth the chance to live life fully once more.

CAST

Wendi McLendon-Covey as Vicky White

Rossif Sutherland as prisoner Casey

Interview to director Stan Brooks

“Wendi saw it unfolding on national television and went, ‘Boy, that woman looks a lot like me,’” recalls Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story director Stan Brooks. A phone call to her manager and then Lifetime led to a green light for this sympathetic take on the stranger-than-fiction saga (premiering Saturday, October 21), with McLendon-Covey on board as executive producer and star.

“I don’t think anyone had ever seen who she was,” explains Brooks of what bonded the unlikely pair. “That was not a come-on line.” Eventually, Vicky is selling her home and buying guns and ammo in her plan to break Casey out and drive them to their happily ever after.

“The good guys are the bad guys and the bad guys are the good guys.” The fugitives’ feelings for each other are the movie’s beating heart. “Despite the fact that they’re doing something very illegal, you root for them and for this love story,” the director says.

Most viewers will go in knowing the tragic ending to their well-publicized odyssey, when the couple’s vehicle crashed during a police pursuit in Indiana. Still, he asserts, “I do believe those were the best 11 days of Vicky’s life, I do.” 

Trailer

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Source: Lifetime

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