SALT LAKE CITY — Fifteen years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is participating in a movie reliving her experience.
Lifetime's "I Am Elizabeth Smart" will air Nov. 18, with a two-part documentary about Smart's case and her life today preceding it on Nov. 12 and 13, according to the Associated Press.
“I will say that it is the best worst movie I’ve ever seen. I mean, I think it’s so well done. I think it was accurate,” Smart said at an appearance with the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles. “I’m very proud of it, but at the same time, part of me thinks I’ll be happy if I never have to watch it again."
Alana Boden will play Smart and Skeet Ulrich will play Brian David Mitchell, the man convicted of kidnapping and raping Smart when she was 14 years old in 2002. Smart was rescued nine months after her kidnapping, and Mitchell was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Smart has since attended Brigham Young University; served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paris; married Matthew Gilmour and had two children; and written a book, "My Story," about her experience. She also travels as a motivational speaker, and said she hopes this coming Lifetime movie that she narrates will make a difference for others, according to the Associated Press.
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