Dani Montalvo is set to portray a controversial Latina…
The Peruvian American actress will star opposite Luke Humphrey in the Lifetime feature I Was Lorena Bobbitt.
Montalvo and Humphrey will star as the controversial couple Lorenaand John Bobbitt.
Currently in production in Toronto, the film will premiere this summer as part of the network’s Ripped from the Headlines slate.
Lorena Bobbitt, a native of Ecuador, became a household name and made tabloid headlines when after years of abuse by her husband, she cut off his penis with a knife in 1993. Now nearly 30 years later, the fully authorized film in which Bobbitt serves as an executive producer, follows her journey from a wide-eyed, immigrant bride to a battered wife into an unlikely media sensation.
I Was Lorena Bobbittalso documents her ultimately emerging as a strong, thoughtful woman who has devoted her life to advocating for other abused women.
Following the premiere of the movie, Lifetime will run a PSA for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence featuring the actors and Lorena Bobbitt, as part of Lifetime’s public affairs campaign, Stop Violence Against Women.
Danishka Esterhazy directs from a script written by Barbara Nance.
Montalvo will next be seen alongside Sally Fieldin Jason Segal’s anthology drama series Dispatches from Elsewhereon AMC.
Her other credits include appearances on Manifest, Mare of Easttownand Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.