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Katherine Heigl starring in 'Escape'

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(FROM VARIETY) ? Katherine Heigl is set to star in and produce the movie adaptation of Escape, Carolyn Jessop‘s best-selling memoir. Jessop was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints sect, where polygamy was the norm. By the time she was in the fourth grade, her father had three wives. At 18 she married a man 32 years her senior; at 35, she fled with her eight children. Last year, the sect’s leader, Warren Jeffs, was found guilty of being an accessory to rape for forcing a 14-year-old girl in the group to marry her 19-year-old cousin, and Jessop’s testimony helped convict him. Heigl is currently shooting the Robert Luketic-directed Sony/Lakeshore comedy The Ugly Truth. (Variety)

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