Lifetime's Notorious Women programming event continues this weekend with the premiere of Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini. Based on the 2016 "kidnapping" of the Redding, CA, mother of two, the film explores what happened to her, while offering the reasons behind why she would fake her own abduction. For actor Jaime King, who portrays Papini, taking a sympathetic approach to Papini's actions and the ensuing story was tantamount when accepting the role. "This [project] is quite interesting because a news article about it just popped up one day, [and] as soon as I read it, I really felt something was off in the way that the [media] conveyed this woman," she explained while recently promoting the film.
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