REEL CRIME/REAL STORY, Premiering Tuesday, May 29 at 10 PM E/P –
(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery’s new series REEL CRIME/REAL STORY, hosted by legal champion and biopic subject Erin Brockovich, uncovers the true facts and real personalities behind iconic crime-and-justice movies that have become a part of our pop culture. Featuring the headline-stealing homicides that inspired Hollywood hits, REEL CRIME/REAL STORY reveals the true tales on which award-winning films Selena, Monster, and To Die For were based, with never-before-seen interviews, crime scene reconstructions, and footage gathered from the actual investigations. REEL CRIME/REAL STORY premieres as a three-part series on Tuesday, May 29 at 10 PM E/P on Investigation Discovery.
“Box office numbers and industry accolades are a testament to the fact that Hollywood continues to be fascinated by true-life crimes,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. “Our new series, REEL CRIME/REAL STORY is further evidence of what Investigation Discovery’s growing audience already knows: truth is often stranger and more interesting than fiction!”
Each episode of REEL CRIME/REAL STORYreveals how art imitated life in some of the world’s most notorious cases.
Selena premieres Tuesday, June 5 at 10 PM E/P
Latin music sensation Selena Quintanilla Perez found new life in a posthumous biopic starring Jennifer Lopez in her career-launching role. Lovingly nicknamed the “Mexican Madonna,” Selena was just 23 years old when her personal assistant and the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, gunned her down in a cheap motel room in Corpus Christi, Texas. The 1997 film, Selena, tracks the star’s meteoric rise to chart-topping stardom and her whirlwind romance with band member and husband Chris Perez. Through interviews with Perez, law enforcement, and the hotel manager in whose arms Selena died, REEL CRIME/REAL STORYexplores the story beyond the movie: a shocking and senseless crime that snuffed out a bright young star’s life and career.