Based on the crazy, true story of Fontainebleau Hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED debuts June 9 on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Originally premiering on the Lifetime network on Jan. 31, the film features top-tier talent Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Paz Vega (I’m So Excited!), and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Candice Bergen (“Boston Legal”).
BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED is the real-life dramatic story of Ben Novack Jr. (Lowe), who stands to inherit millions from his father, Ben Novack Sr., builder of the legendary hotel in Miami Beach. Soon after Novack marries a gorgeous, seductive stripper named Narcy (Vega), the relationship turns volatile and toxic. Ultimately, it became one of 2009’s most salacious news stories involving sex, drugs and murder. BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED is produced by Sony Pictures Television, with Judith Verno (“Masters of Sex”) and Rob Lowe as executive producers. The teleplay is by Teena Booth (“Drew Peterson: Untouchable”), Inon Shampanier and Natalie Shampanier (The Millionaire Tour), and Stephen Kay (“Lizzie Borden Took an Ax”), based on materials written by Julie Brown.
Set in Miami against a backdrop of money, hotels and excess, BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED is based on the true story of Ben Novack Jr. (Rob Lowe), millionaire heir to the Fontainebleau Hotel fortune, whose brutal murder shook the city’s elite to the core. In the aftermath of the killing, police untangle the sex, lies and payback behind Ben’s marriage to his wife and former stripper, Narcy (Paz Vega), who they identify as the prime suspect in a killing that rivals history’s most chilling cases. Candice Bergen also stars as Ben’s mother, Bernice Novack.
BEAUTIFUL & TWISTED has a run time of 86 minutes. It is not rated.