SheKnows has an exclusive extended scene from The 19th Wife that no one else in the world can show you! The 19th Wife premieres on September 13 at 9 pm Eastern/8 pm Central, and only SheKnows has this look at the next great film from Lifetime.
The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name and centers on the world of polygamy. In this case, the morals and lifestyle of polygamy are not center stage, but instead murder is the focus. Chyler Leigh stars as Queenie Alton, a member of the fundamentalist sect of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Another member of the church, BeckyLyn (Patricia Wettig) is accused of the murder of her husband and Queenie doesn't buy it. Leigh's Alton believes BeckyLyn is innocent.
Queenie secures the help of BeckyLyn's son Jordan, who has left the church and only returns to help prove his mother innocent. As Queenie and Jordan dig deeper into the fateful night of the murder, they quickly discover layers of lies and deception much beyond anything they expected.
The 19th Wife is based on author David Ebershoff's best-selling novel and takes audiences inside the world of polygamy as few films have attempted. By flashing back to the beginnings of the church, the filmmakers set a parallel between Ann Eliza, Brigham Young's wife who left the church, and BeckyLyn in modern times. The film is sure to push societal buttons as both controversial and compelling.
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