Mario Grigorov is scoring the upcoming Lifetime original movie Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story. The film is directed by Karen Moncrieff (The Dead Girl, The Trials of Cate McCall) and stars Christina Ricci, Judith Light and Josh Bowman. The movie follows 19th century pioneering journalist, Elizabeth Cochran Seaman, who published under the name of Nellie Bly, on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum. Helen Childress (Reality Bites) wrote the script. Ricci is also executive producing the project with Howard Braunstein (The Informant!), Michael Tive, David Sigal, Peter Werner and Jonathan Baruch (Stitchers). Grigorov has previously collaborated with Moncrieff on the 2014 Lifetime movie Petals on the Wind. Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story will premiere later this year on Lifetime.

As previously reported, Grigorov (PreciousThe PaperboyShadowboxer) also has the indie thriller Look Away and the Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance coming up.