Brazen Prison Escape Inspires Dramatic Television Series | NBC Nightly News


SERIES FROM DIRECTOR BEN STILLER STARRING TWO OSCAR WINNERS. BEN STILLER STARRING TWO OSCAR WINNERS. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK TWO OSCAR WINNERS. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK TAKES US INSIDE. OUR STEPHANIE GOSK TAKES US INSIDE.>>Reporter: IN 2015, TAKES US INSIDE.>>Reporter: IN 2015, A BRAZEN ESCAPE, TWO>>Reporter: IN 2015, A BRAZEN ESCAPE, TWO CONVICTED KILLERS, A BRAZEN ESCAPE, TWO CONVICTED KILLERS, RICHARD MATT AND DAVID CONVICTED KILLERS, RICHARD MATT AND DAVID SWEAT BROKE FREE FROM RICHARD MATT AND DAVID SWEAT BROKE FREE FROM A MAXIMUM-SECURITY SWEAT BROKE FREE FROM A MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON IN UPSTATE NEW A MAXIMUM-SECURITY PRISON IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. PRISON IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.>>THE DARING AND YORK.>>THE DARING AND SOPHISTICATED>>THE DARING AND SOPHISTICATED BREAKOUT. SOPHISTICATED BREAKOUT.>>Reporter: THEIR BREAKOUT.>>Reporter: THEIR ACCOMPLICE, PRISON>>Reporter: THEIR ACCOMPLICE, PRISON EMPLOYEE JOYCE ACCOMPLICE, PRISON EMPLOYEE JOYCE MITCHELL THAT HAD AN EMPLOYEE JOYCE MITCHELL THAT HAD AN AFFAIR WITH BOTH WHILE MITCHELL THAT HAD AN AFFAIR WITH BOTH WHILE BEHIND BARS. AFFAIR WITH BOTH WHILE BEHIND BARS. A TRUE STORY A BEHIND BARS. A TRUE STORY A DRAMATIC SERIES ON A TRUE STORY A DRAMATIC SERIES ON SHOW TIME. DRAMATIC SERIES ON SHOW TIME.>>I’M DOWN THERE SHOW TIME.>>I’M DOWN THERE EVERY NIGHT.>>I’M DOWN THERE EVERY NIGHT.>>Reporter: ESCAPE. EVERY NIGHT.>>Reporter: ESCAPE. BEN STILLER IS THE>>Reporter: ESCAPE. BEN STILLER IS THE DIRECTOR. BEN STILLER IS THE DIRECTOR.>>I WAS JUST DIRECTOR.>>I WAS JUST FASCINATED BY IT, THE>>I WAS JUST FASCINATED BY IT, THE GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING FASCINATED BY IT, THE GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING OF THE PRISON, THIS GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING OF THE PRISON, THIS PRISON DOMINATES THE OF THE PRISON, THIS PRISON DOMINATES THE TOWN. PRISON DOMINATES THE TOWN.>>Reporter: THE WALL TOWN.>>Reporter: THE WALL OF THE PRISON LOOMS>>Reporter: THE WALL OF THE PRISON LOOMS RIGHT OVER THE MAIN OF THE PRISON LOOMS RIGHT OVER THE MAIN STREET. RIGHT OVER THE MAIN STREET.>>YEAH. STREET.>>YEAH.>>Reporter: IT’S>>YEAH.>>Reporter: IT’S RIGHT THERE.>>Reporter: IT’S RIGHT THERE.>>YEAH. RIGHT THERE.>>YEAH.>>Reporter: STILLER>>YEAH.>>Reporter: STILLER SPENT A YEAR>>Reporter: STILLER SPENT A YEAR RESEARCHING INCLUDING SPENT A YEAR RESEARCHING INCLUDING MULTIPLE VISITS. RESEARCHING INCLUDING MULTIPLE VISITS.>>I LEARNED HOW MULTIPLE VISITS.>>I LEARNED HOW STRESSFUL AND SCARY IT>>I LEARNED HOW STRESSFUL AND SCARY IT WAS WHEN THE MANHUNT STRESSFUL AND SCARY IT WAS WHEN THE MANHUNT WAS HAPPENING, WAS WHEN THE MANHUNT WAS HAPPENING, ESPECIALLY FOR THE WAS HAPPENING, ESPECIALLY FOR THE FAMILIES AND THE ESPECIALLY FOR THE FAMILIES AND THE PEOPLE IN LAW FAMILIES AND THE PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT THERE PEOPLE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT THERE LOOKING FOR THEM. ENFORCEMENT OUT THERE LOOKING FOR THEM.>>Reporter: HE ALSO LOOKING FOR THEM.>>Reporter: HE ALSO POURED OVER THE NEWS>>Reporter: HE ALSO POURED OVER THE NEWS REPORTS, INCLUDING POURED OVER THE NEWS REPORTS, INCLUDING OURS. REPORTS, INCLUDING OURS.>>TOLD ME THERE WERE OURS.>>TOLD ME THERE WERE REPORTS YOUR MOTHER>>TOLD ME THERE WERE REPORTS YOUR MOTHER WAS SOMEHOW INVOLVED REPORTS YOUR MOTHER WAS SOMEHOW INVOLVED IN THE ESCAPE OF THESE WAS SOMEHOW INVOLVED IN THE ESCAPE OF THESE TWO FUGITIVES. IN THE ESCAPE OF THESE TWO FUGITIVES. HOW DID YOU GET READY TWO FUGITIVES. HOW DID YOU GET READY EMOTIONALLY AND HOW DID YOU GET READY EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO PLAY EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO PLAY JOYCE? PHYSICALLY TO PLAY JOYCE?>>WELL, I HAD TO GAIN JOYCE?>>WELL, I HAD TO GAIN WEIGHT.>>WELL, I HAD TO GAIN WEIGHT.>>Reporter: PATRICIA WEIGHT.>>Reporter: PATRICIA ARQUETTE TRANSFORMS>>Reporter: PATRICIA ARQUETTE TRANSFORMS INTO JOYCE MITCHELL. ARQUETTE TRANSFORMS INTO JOYCE MITCHELL.>>SHE DOESN’T FEEL INTO JOYCE MITCHELL.>>SHE DOESN’T FEEL ALIVE.>>SHE DOESN’T FEEL ALIVE. SHE DOESN’T FEEL ALIVE. SHE DOESN’T FEEL DESIRABLE. SHE DOESN’T FEEL DESIRABLE.>>SHE WAS THINKING DESIRABLE.>>SHE WAS THINKING SHE WAS MANIPULATING>>SHE WAS THINKING SHE WAS MANIPULATING FOR PEOPLE FOR WHAT SHE WAS MANIPULATING FOR PEOPLE FOR WHAT SHE WANTED BUT SHE WAS FOR PEOPLE FOR WHAT SHE WANTED BUT SHE WAS GETTING MANIPULATED. SHE WANTED BUT SHE WAS GETTING MANIPULATED.>>Reporter: WHICH LED GETTING MANIPULATED.>>Reporter: WHICH LED TO AN ESCAPE, MANHUNT>>Reporter: WHICH LED TO AN ESCAPE, MANHUNT AND CAPTURE. TO AN ESCAPE, MANHUNT AND CAPTURE. A REAL LIFE STORY MORE AND CAPTURE. A REAL LIFE STORY MORE FASCINATING THAN A REAL LIFE STORY MORE FASCINATING THAN FICTION. FASCINATING THAN FICTION. STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC

4 thoughts on “Brazen Prison Escape Inspires Dramatic Television Series | NBC Nightly News

  1. Reminds me of the tv show Prison Break. The idea of breaking out of prison and running from authorities is nothing new in Hollywood.

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