What is Lifetime “The Gabby Petito Story” about? Social media instantly opposed the movie

True crime is the focus of entire news channels and TV programs, delivering viewers’ homes daily horror stories about missing and murdered women and children. True crime docus and radio programs have lured audiences. The Lifetime original film brings to life Gabby and Brian’s fatal love story, including the warning signs that Gabby’s life was in danger.”  If you want to know more about the Lifetime thriller and are in the same boat as us, (tvacute.com)here is everything we can tell you.

“The Gabby Petito Story” Release Date: Where can I watch the movie online?

A documentary from the Beyond the Headlines series will air on Lifetime on Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m. ET. On Saturday, October 1 at 11:05 p.m. ET and Sunday, October 2 at 2 a.m. ET, the film will be rebroadcast.  The following streaming services provide “The Gabby Petito Story”: fuboTV,  DirecTV, Philo,  Sling TV, Frndly TV, YoutubeTV, and VidGo .

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What happened to Gabby Petito?

The Gabby Petito Story, a Lifetime true-crime movie, is now documenting Gabby Petito‘s tragic “van life” journey with fiancé Brian Laundrie, the murder suspect who eventually committed himself. Gabby Petito’s disappearance last year captivated the nation’s attention.  The young couple had just resigned from their jobs and were traveling cross-country by car. They spent the majority of their remaining weeks in Utah, traveling to Salt Lake City and national parks including Zion and Bryce Canyon. Reports eventually started to seep in that the pair had been striking each other during a violent confrontation close to Moab.

Where was Gabby Petito found?

Petito’s remains were discovered at a Wyoming campsite (Grand Teton National Park) eight days after she was first reported missing. She had been slain by blunt trauma and strangling, according to an autopsy report. Laundrie was never detained, despite the fact that police thought they had located him at his Florida parents’ house. Instead, about a month later, his bones were discovered close by, and an inquiry subsequently revealed that he had committed suicide. After Petito was first reported missing on September 11, 2021, her actual case went viral. Social media users searched for hints to locate Laundrie, Petito’s ex-boyfriend, as interest in TikTok surged. The online campaign helped fuel months of dramatic news coverage of the case.

“The Gabby Petito Story” Cast: Who’s in the cast?

Actress Thora Birch, well-known for her appearances in “American Beauty,” will make her directorial debut with the Lifetime television movie. In the Gabby Petito film, which is a part of the network’s Stop Violence Against Women program, Birch portrays Petito’s mother. Petito is portrayed by Skyler Samuels, and Brain Laundrie is portrayed by Evan Hall.

Tara Petito, played by Stacey Ann Turner.
Joe Petito is portrayed by Douglas Taurel.
Miranda is portrayed on screen by Nikki SooHoo.
Rose’s star, Monica Moore Smith.
The actor playing John is Aaron Groben. 

Greg Small and Richard Blaney, who have written the scripts for several crime thrillers based on actual events, wrote the screenplay for the movie.

What is Lifetime “The Gabby Petito Story” about?

The Gabby Petito Story explores Gabby and her fiancé Brian Laundrie’s complicated relationship and what may have gone wrong during their cross-country trip that resulted in Gabby’s tragic murder.

The disappearance of Gabby Petito captured America’s attention, setting off a nationwide search for the 22-year-old travel blogger after her parents reported her missing in September 2021, when she failed to return home following her cross country “van-life” trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. Non-stop coverage on the news drove amateur sleuths to dissect Gabby’s social media posts for clues about what happened to her during her trip, leading to the eventual discovery of her body in Wyoming. As the one-year anniversary of her tragic death approaches, the movie will bring to life Gabby and Brian’s doomed love story, including the warning signs that Gabby’s life was in danger, the ensuing search for her, the eventual discovery of her murder and ultimately, Brian’s suicide.

Social media instantly opposed the movie The Gabby Petito Story.

The concept of a movie was immediately met with resistance on social media. Numerous tweets were sent by people criticizing the movie in the days before it was released.

The AWARE Foundation, a group that aids families of the missing and endangered, released a statement on behalf of the late traveler’s real-life mother. According to the statement, which was obtained by Newsweek, “We believed our followers should know that the Lifetime movie about Gabby Petito has no relation to the Petito family and they did not give their okay.” “Lifetime decided to produce the film on their own.” Joseph Petito, Petito’s father, has not made any comments about the movie.

In a new Lifetime film, Skyler Samuels discusses playing the late Gabby Petito:

Skyler Samuels, Evan Hall, and director Thora Birch were all present on set and spoke with ET about the importance of conveying this cautionary tale about domestic violence in relationships.

“When I  was presented with the opportunity to portray Gabby I was admittedly quite overwhelmed and it was a hard decision to make,” Samuels says, explaining that “it’s a big responsibility to play someone who was alive.”  The actress adds, “The world should know that she was a fighter and she was fierce and there’s a lot more to her than initially displayed.” “It’s important to note that this story is not about what happened. It’s about how it happened,” Samuels says. 

Birch emphasizes that the movie is set in “their time frame,” adding that “it’s largely focused on their journey. It’s a road trip romance that goes horribly wrong.”

While Birch says “there are many, many, many Gabby Petitos out there” that didn’t get the same amount of media attention, what also made her disappearance interesting was how internet sleuths got involved with the investigation. “[They] tracked Gabby’s locations, and where they visited and found those Easter eggs,” the director notes, explaining that she “was always fascinated by the role social media played in discovering and learning about the truth of what eventually happened to Gabby.”

Ella Dawson, a writer and cultural critic, slammed the announcement on Twitter along with many others and dubbed the filmmakers “vultures” for making money off the case less than a year after Petito’s passing.

Following criticism of the film, the trailer received a critical response on social media. According to tweets, the cast appeared “too old” to fulfill the roles and the case was too new to be narrated. watch the trailer below.

Watch  The Gabby Petito Story Trailer

Where is The Gabby Petito Story filmed?

the Utah highlands close to Salt Lake City, where The Gabby Petito Story, a Lifetime film, has been spotted filming. Photos of a crew working on the movie in Salt Lake City in June showed the actors portraying Petito and Laundrie in various situations.

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Olivia Wilson is the senior news writer for TV Acute. She spends too much money on collectables and is enamored with movies, comics, and television series. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. She can immerse herself into a good story no matter the genre or form and only come out from it when she's had her fill. When she's not writing, she's probably cooking or exploring new places. You can follow her daily exploits on Twitter and Facebook.

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