, false identity
and potential double-homicide case that captured the nation’s attention during the summer of 2008 is back in the news – this time, starring a TV favorite.
Eric McCormack portrays the alternately charming and alarming faux aristocrat in the Lifetime TV movie Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, premiering Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It revives the drama of those hot-weather months, when Rockefeller, who not only trumped up his name but his credentials, led authorities on a tense manhunt along the East Coast to find him and his 7-year-old daughter Reigh, known to her parents as Snooks.
Mimicking a Fake
To capture the cadence of Rockefeller’s speech, McCormack, who has never met Rockefeller, absorbed NBC’s Natalie Morales’s jailhouse interview
. He also pored over a Vanity Fair
profile, “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit.”
And while the TV movie doesn’t entirely answer the question posed by its title – or why Rockefeller’s Harvard-trained corporate consultant wife Sandra Boss (played by ER‘s Sherry Stringfield) didn’t see through the mirage earlier in their 12-year marriage – it does offer juicy insight into their relationship, such as the final showdown between Boss and Rockefeller, when she pays him off to end the marriage and any claim on their child.
The dialogue in the scene, says McCormack, was based on public record.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
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