Kirk Ellis Plans Escape


Kirk Ellis, who won an Emmy for penning the HBO miniseries “John Adams,” has been hired to write Escape, to which Katherine Heigl is attached to star for Relevant Entertainment.

The film tells the true story of Carolyn Jessop, who after years of being in a forced polygamous marriage escaped from the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints with her eight children. Ellis will be adapting Jessop’s book.

Relevant’s Michael Menchel is producing along with Heigl and her mother Nancy Heigl via their Abishag company.