Robert Durst has been featured in the headlines somewhat recently with his recent arrest and the controversy surrounding the HBO documentary series “The Jinx.” Lifetime took a new angle on this story, bringing Katherine “Kathie” McCormack Durst to the foreground of The Lost Wife of Robert Durst.
In the movie, young Kathie falls in love with older, charming and quirky Rober Durst. They get married, only to find their marriage turning darker and disturbing as time goes on. When Kathie disappears in January 1982, family and friends find that her disappearance isn’t being taken as seriously as it should be by the police.
Robert Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his friend Susan Berman, there are still questions about what really happened to Kathie. The Lifetime movie explores what could have happened to Kathie and is based on the book “A Deadly Secret: The Bizzare and Chilling Story of Robert Durst” by Matt Birkbeck.
Meet the cast of Lifetime’s new movie below:
Katharine McPhee as Kathie Durst
Katharine McPhee is an American actress, singer and songwriter known for being the runner-up on the 5th season of the television show American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on January 30, 2007 and sold 381,000 copies as of December 2010.
McPhee has also established an acting career. She is known for co-starting in The House Bunny. Currently she stars as Paige Dineen on the CBS drama series Scorpion, which was recently renewed for a fourth season. She also played small roles in TV shows like CSI: NY, Community, Ugly Betty and Family Guy.
Daniel Gillies as Robert Durst
Daniel Gillies is a Canadian-born New Zealand actor. He is best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson on The Vampier Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals. Gillies has been active in film and television since starring as a Medic in the film A Soldier’s Sweetheart in 1998.
More recently, Gillies starred in Canadian medical drama Saving Hope as Dr. Joel Goran for 3 seasons. He has also started directing episodes of The Originals in 2016, starting with the episode “Phantomesque,” which aired in 2017.
John Glover as Seymour Durst
John Soursby Glover Jr. is an American actor known for villainous roles in film and television. One of his most well-known roles is that of Lionel Luthor on CW’s Smallville. Glover began his career in television, playing a mentally disturbed kidnapper on Search for Tomorrow. He played in movies like Scrooged, Gremlins 2: A New Batch and he played The Riddler in .
Glover has also made appearances on stage. The actor won a Tony Award for Featured Actor in a Play for his roles in Love! Valour! Compassion!. He reprised this role in the film version of the play.
Other actors span the cast list on IMDB, but it’s likely that since the story is so focused on the home life of Durst and McCormack, these characters won’t get much screen time.