Killer Films is teaming up with HarperCollins' Sharp Independent for a big screen adaptation of Elissa Wall's memoir Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs. According to Variety, Wall's court testimony helped convict known polygamist Warren Jeffs last year.
The film will tell of Wall's time spent as a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will also delve deep into her relationship with Jeffs, and focus on her becoming the star defense witness in his rape trial.
Jeffery Sharp stated, "Elissa's bravery in confronting Warren Jeffs at trial was extraordinary. But it was the strength that she demonstrated everyday of her dual life, both inside and outside of the FLDS compound that I found fascinating." Both a writer and a director are currently being sought for the project. The film will most likely go into production early next year.