Kyla Wise has wrapped a role on Lifetime’s original movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst,with Katharine McPhee and Daniel Gillie as Kathie and Robert Durst.
Based on Matt Birkbeck’s book, “A Deadly Secret“: The bizarre and chilling story of Robert Durst, the movie centers on the wife of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s documentary The Jinx. Young and wide-eyed, Kathie (McPhee) falls in love with charming yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst (Gillies), only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes. When Kathie vanishes in 1982, her family and friends are deeply disturbed that her disappearance isn’t taken seriously by police.
While Durst is currently in jail awaiting trial for the murder of his close friend, journalist Susan Berman, the questions linger as to what really happened to Kathie.The Lost Wife of Robert Durst pulls back the curtain on the world of Robert Durst and explores what may have happened between him and Kathie.
The Jinx examined Durst’s ties to his wife’s disappearance and Berman’s death, as well as the 2001 death and dismemberment of his neighbor Morris Black, for which he was tried and acquitted. The HBO series ended with Durst blurting out on a hot microphone that he “killed them all, of course.”
The Lost Wife of Robert Durst is produced by Lincoln Square and Lifetime.
McPhee stars as Paige Dineen on CBS drama series Scorpion, which recently was renewed for a fourth season.
Gillies plays Elijah on CW’s The Originals, which was renewed for a fifth season, and can next be seen in CBS’ new fall drama series Seal Team.
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Robert Durst married Kathie McCormack (later Durst) in 1973 and she was last seen alive on January 31, 1982. According to Durst, his wife got on a Metro-North train near their home in South Salem, New York and headed to their Upper West Side apartment, but she never arrived. Durst did not report his wife missing until Feb. 5, 1982.