The Lifetime movie Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is based on the true story of Lisa McVey. She was 17 years old, riding her bike home from work in Tampa, Florida, when she was abducted in November 1984. After using reverse psychology with her captor, she gets him to release her. But when she returns home, no one believes her. Not her family, not the police. She was accused of making up the story to get attention. But then a veteran detective in the police department realizes that her abductor is serial killer and rapist Bobby Joe Long. McVey was able to provide information that enabled the police to track him down.
McVey is portrayed by Katie Douglas (Mary Kills People). Bobby Joe Long, who is currently on death row, is portrayed by Rossif Sutherland. The 6’5” tall son of actor Donald Sutherland made his acting debut in the 2003 film Timeline with the late Paul Walker and Gerard Butler. Rossif Sutherland is also known for his roles on Catastrophe (Frank), Reign (Nostradamus), Covert Affairs (Tony), and ER (medical student Lester Kertzenstein), among others. Fun fact: Sutherland is married to his former Reign co-star Celina Sinden (Lady Greer Castleroy). Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey premieres on Lifetime on Sunday, September 30 at 8pm.
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Rossif Sutherland plays “Dr. Chevain” in an untitled WWII female driven spy thriller based on the life of Vera Atkins with Stana Katic as “Vera” and Rob Heaps as “Paul”. #RossifSutherland #DrChevain #WWII #SpyFilm #Thriller #Reign #Nostradamus #BackstabbingforBeginners #River #HyenaRoad #Trench11 #Catastrophe #TheExpanse (FYI: Rossif and Celina are married and their son’s name is Theodore Sutherland.)