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Hollywood turns a true crime tale into a TV movie

Gone Mom is a Lifetime TV movie based on the real-life story of Jennifer Dulos, the wealthy mother of five from Connecticut, who mysteriously disappeared.

Jennifer Dulos

On May 24, 2019, Jennifer Dulos, 50, disappeared after dropping off her children at school. Suspicion quickly turned to her charming but temperamental Greek-American husband, real estate developer Fotis Dulos, with whom she was in the midst of an ugly contentious divorce and custody battle.

Authorities suspected Jennifer Dulos was killed in a violent attack at her home in New Canaan, Connecticut. Her husband Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, were arrested for tampering with evidence and obstructing prosecution in connection with Jennifer’s disappearance. The two, along with Fotis’ attorney Kent Mawhinney, later faced additional charges related to Jennifer’s murder. Fotis died by suicide in January 2020.

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Fotis Dulos – charged with the murder of his wife in January 2020

Lifetime TV aired its own take on the true crime story called Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, starring Annabeth Gish (Sons of Anarchy, The West Wing) in the lead role. The TV movie, with an all-female crew behind Gone Mom, carefully steered the approach to honor Jennifer in a dramatized rather than sensational take.

Gish in the title role said, “We wanted it to be through a female lens with that sensibility and not exploit it. My intention has always been to honor Jennifer. It’s delicate.

The actress said reading the script was “a scary moment”, being the same age as Jennifer and also having children, that it was a resonant subject and a compelling example of the life that never happened. is not what she seems when the curtain is drawn.

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Warren Christie and Annabeth Gish as Fotis and Jennifer Dulos in Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos for life.

The disappearance of Jennifer Dulos and its consequences.

Jennifer filed for divorce in 2017 and bitter custody ensued.

Jennifer was last seen on May 24, 2019.

Dulos and Troconis were caught on cameras the same night throwing trash bags.

Dulos was charged with murder in January 2020.

Dulos committed suicide later that month.

Troconis on bail still awaiting trial has been wearing a GPS ankle monitoring device since June 2019. Last month (March 2022) she lost a court ruling when a judge denied her request to drop some charges in the Jennifer Dulos disappearance case.

The doco-movie Gone Mom: The Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos is available on Australian cable network Foxtel through the Lifetime Channel and in America on Lifetime TV, both of which are pay cable networks.

Fotis Dulos, accused of the murder of his wife, dies after a suicide attempt