The newest Lifetime movie is Trapped Sisters, which stars Alexandra Park and Nora-Jane Noone as the titular sisters who get stuck in a closed pool. But that’s the least of their problems. The movie debuts on Sunday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview and to meet the cast.
In Trapped Sisters, Bree (Noone) and Jonna (Park) think they’re getting some much-needed sister bonding time at the local Olympic-sized swimming pool. But when they stay late, they get stuck under the fiberglass cover. They hope night janitor, Clara (Diane Farr) will help out, but it turns out that Clara has some dark motives for keeping them trapped.
The film has gone through three different titles before ending up on Lifetime. When Park, Noone and Tobin Bell were cast in January 2016, the project was referred to as The Deep End. When the first trailer came out in June 2017, it was referred to as 12 Feet Deep: Trapped Sisters. Now, Lifetime is referring to it just as Trapped Sisters.
The movie was directed by Matt Eskandari (Victim, Game of Assassins), who co-wrote it with Michael Hultquist. It is billed as “inspired by true events,” although it’s not based on a specific event. There are tragic stories of siblings drowning in pools.
“My co-writer Mike and I researched several different accounts of stories where something similar took place,” Eskandari told 1428Elm.com in June. “A teen girl in Australia recently died in a similar fashion, but it ended up being more an amalgamation than any single story. In 12 Feet Deep, I really wanted to challenge myself as a filmmaker and tell a contained story that didn’t rely too much on the use of special effects, but rather deals with redemption, guilt, and the bond of sisterhood. The overall concept was just the dressing for the deeper layers I wanted to explore as a storyteller.”
Here’s a look at the cast of Trapped Sisters:
Tobin Bell as McGradey
Tobin Bell is best known for playing Jigsaw in the Saw horror franchise. He’s reprising the role in the latest entry in the franchise, Jigsaw. That movie hits theaters on October 27. Bell also stars as Savitar/Doctor Alchemy on The CW’s The Flash. He was recently seen in Rainbow Time, Manson Family Vacation and Phantom Halo. You can follow him on Twitter.
Nora-Jane Noone as Bree
Nora-Jane Noone stars as one of the titular trapped sisters, Bree. The Irish actress starred in the Best Picture Oscar nominee Brooklyn as Sheila. Her other credits include The Magdelene Sisters, The Descent, Identicals and Estranged. You can follow her on Twitter here.
Diane Farr as Clara
Diane Farr plays Clara, the night janitor with mysterious motivations. The actress is best known for her roles in Numb3rs and Like Family. She recently starred in Hulu’s Chance with Hugh Laurie, and appeared in ABC’s Black-Ish. Farr played Willadean in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She’s also an author, recently writing Kissing Outside The Lines, a book inspired by her relationship with husband Seung Yong Chung. She’s also a busy Twitter user.
Alexandra Park as Jonna
Alexandra Park plays the other sister in Trapped Sisters, Jonna. Park is best known for playing Princess Eleanor in E!’s The Royals. She also starred as Claudia Hammond on the Australian soap opera Home And Away. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, August 5, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
Monday, August 7 at 12:02 a.m. ET
Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET (Lifetime Movie Network)
Sunday, August 13 at 12:00 a.m. ET (Lifetime Movie Network)
Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET (Lifetime Movie Network)
CHANNEL: Lifetime (To find out what channel Lifetime is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change your provider under “TV Listings.”)
NOTE: The movie is also available to rent on Amazon Video.
PLOT: “Inspired by true events, sisters Bree and Jonna get trapped beneath the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool after it closes for the holiday weekend. They find themselves at the mercy of the night janitor, Clara, who sees the trapped sisters as an opportunity to solve a few problems of her own.”
Directed by Matt Eskandari
Written by Matt Eskandari & Michael Hultquist
Co-Producers: Debra Blanchard, Trevor Crafts, Heather Kenyon
Executive Producers: Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew
Producers: John Burd, Mark Myers, Hannah Pillemer
Associate Producers: Darin Chavez, Gerry Pass, Vergi Rodriguez
Line Producer: Ruth Du
Executive From Citizen Skull: Steph Jack
Production Companies: Citizen Skull Productions, MarVista Entertainment