Samantha Highfill
May 22, 2017 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Daniel Gillies is leaving behind the supernatural world of New Orleans for his latest role.

Gillies, best known for playing Elijah Mikaelson on The Originals, has been cast as New York real estate heir and suspected (but never convicted) murderer Robert Durst in an upcoming Lifetime movie titled The Lost Wife of Robert Durst.

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Written by Emmy-nominated Bettina Gilois (Bessie), the film is told from the perspective of Kathie Durst, Robert Durst’s first wife, who will be played by Katherine McPhee. Kathie Durst, disappeared in 1982 and remains missing to this day.

Robert Durst’s story is no stranger to the small screen. He was the subject of HBO’s true crime documentary, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, in 2015.

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