'Cleveland Abduction': Movie based on Michelle Knight memoir difficult to watch, tough to act

April 24, 2015 7:13 PM

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Taryn Manning remembers calling her mother to say she was being cast as the star of a new TV movie, a big step for the actress.

Indeed it is, in many respects. The movie is "Cleveland Abduction," based on Michelle Knight's book about the years of horror that Ariel Castro inflicted on her, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry. Premiering on Lifetime at 8 p.m. Saturday, it stars Manning as Knight and Raymond Cruz as Castro.

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