Anne Heche’s ‘Girl In Room 13’ Movie Is Still On Track After Car Crash

Lifetimethe next movie from Girl in bedroom 13, featuring Anne Heche, is still slated to premiere in September, the network said during the film’s panel Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour. Heche, who was originally scheduled to be on the panel, remains hospitalized in critical condition following a car accident last week.

Amy Winter, executive vice president and head of programming, addressed the issue at the top of the panel and asked reporters to refrain from asking about the actor’s medical condition.

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“As many of you know, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected,” Winter said. “We hope his friends and family stay strong during this difficult time. You know, as much as we do, that we kindly ask you to refrain from inquiring about his state of health. This project is important for Anne, as for all of us. We all sought to make a film that would draw attention to this appalling problem of human sex trafficking. We hope this film has reached you and that you are just as inspired as Anne was to help us in our mission to end violence against women. Thank you for your support and questions about the film.

Director Elisabeth Rohm confirmed during the panel that filming for the film has been completed and it will be released in September as planned.

“We are all so dedicated to the cause, to stop violence against women and I once again thank Lifetime so much for creating this platform. All of us, especially Larissa who played this victim, are committed to this cause”, Rohm said “We talked about it – all of us – that it was our mission. And although [Anne] is deeply regretted, at this time I will say the film is over and she put on a phenomenal performance – a tour de force much like Larissa.

Heche has been hospitalized since Friday when a car she was driving crashed and caught fire in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.

On Monday, her rep posted an update: “At this time, Anne is in extremely critical condition. She has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery. She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.

Heche stars with Larissa Dias, Max Montesi and Matt Hamilton in Girl in room13which explores the dark underworld of the $150 billion human trafficking industry.

Girl in room 13
is produced by Motel Productions Inc for life. Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg and Yvonne Chotzen serve as executive producers. The film is written by Maria Nation (The Gabby Douglas Story) and directed by Rohm.

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Dora W. Clawson