U.S. network Investigation Discovery has bought the American rights to The Woman Who Wasn’t There, produced by Meredith Vieira Productions and exec produced by the former Today show host.
The documentary, directed by Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr., is currently in post-production, and focuses on Tania Head, a woman who falsely claimed she was a survivor of the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
After the attacks, Head had come forward and said that she’d lost her fiancé in Tower 1, and that she was rescued from Tower 2. Her story attracted much media attention, and at one point she was heading up the World Trade Centre Survivors’ Network as co-founder and president. Her claims were disputed in 2007 by The New York Times.
Her story is the basis of the upcoming book of the same name, The Woman Who Wasn’t There: The True Story of an Incredible Deception, co-authored by Guglielmo and Robin Gaby Fisher.
The film is set to debut on ID in mid-2012.
The Woman Who Wasn’t There is produced by Amy Rapp of Meredith Vieira Productions and Guglielmo, with Meredith Vieira as executive producer alongside Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) .