Charles Manson has been the subject of countless films, television series’ and documentaries over the years, and it seems that the American public simply cannot get enough of the sadistic cult leader. He rose to infamy after his ‘family’ carried out a string of brutal murders in 1969, and he’s as well-known today as he was back then.
Hot on the heels of news that NBC renewed Aquarius for a second season, a show based on Charles Manson, Variety reports today that Lifetime is developing their own movie about Manson’s family. The film, titled Manson’s Lost Girls, will follow the teenage girls who fell for Manson and helped him carry out his murder spree.
The cast includes MacKenzie Mauzy (Into the Woods) as Linda Kasabian, Eden Brolin (I Dream Too Much) as Susan Atkins and Greer Grammer (Awkward) as Leslie Van Houten. Christian Madsen (Divergent) plays Manson family member Tex Watson.
As for Manson himself, he’ll be played by The Mentalist star Jeff Ward (below).
Leslie Libman (NCIS) directs a script written by Matthew Tabak and Stephen Kronish. Manson’s Lost Girls is produced by Asylum Entertainment. Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Nancy Bennett are executive producers.