Lifetime gave the green light to the new original film ‘Caught in his web’ by Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner Whoopi goldberg which produces the thriller. Inspired by one of the first cases of “sextortion” in the country, the movie stars Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming, NYPD Blue, The Real) as a local detective determined to help a group of teenage girls terrified of cyberbullying.
The film also stars Alison thornton (Girlfriends Guide to Divorce), Malia Boulanger (The Baby-Sitters Club) and Emma Tremblay (Supergirl). Caught in His Web will air in 2022 on Lifetime.
Inspired by real events, Caught in His Web tells the gruesome story of Emma (Alison Thorton), Olivia (Malia Baker) and Gabby (Emma Tremblay) who are each unknowingly tormented by a mysterious cyberbully by the name of of “Blake”. Infiltrating their every life by hacking into their cell phones and computers, “Blake” coerces them to send nude photos and continually harasses them and follows their every move. Feeling extremely lonely and experiencing anxiety, depression and fear, the girls later find that they are not the only ones who are tormented. They decide to join forces and seek the help of Detective Holland (Garcelle Beauvais), in the hunt to unmask their stalker and end their nightmare.
Caught in His Web is produced for Lifetime by Cyber Productions, Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Whoopi Goldberg (The View, The Stand, A Day Late and a Dollar Short), Tim Johnson (Sleepwalking in Suburbia, Toxic Skies), Stacy Mandelberg (Invasion, Haunting Sarah), Jason Egenberg (Des & Lou, Unthinkable), Jack Heller (Mainstream, Zombieland 2), Tom Leonardis (A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley), Brendan Deneen (Gangland Undercover) and Scott Veltri (Mainstream) are the executive producers.
Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen is co-executive producer. Hannah Cheesman (Succor, The Boathouse) directs from a screenplay written by Danielle Iman (Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars).