“X-Files” Star Annabeth Gish Joins Charles Manson Drama “Charlie Says”

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The cast for Mary Hannon’s upcoming drama about the Charles Manson Murder trials, , continues to grow. X-Files star has now joined the film to play Virginia Carlson, head of the California Institute for Women.

Gish joins cast members Matt Smith as the notorious cult leader, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young, and Chace Crawford in the upcoming film from American Psycho director Mary Hannon.

Written by Guinevere Turner the film will focus on three young women who were sentenced to life in prison for their involvement in the Sharon Tate murder case when the death penalty was lifted. Virginia Carlson (Gish) pursues a young graduate student, Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever), to work with the incarcerated Manson girls.

Executive producing the drama is Dana Guerin while Cindi Rice and John Frank Rosenblum are producing for their Epic Level Entertainment banner.

Gish’s credits include The X-Files, The Haunting of Hill House, Halt & Catch Fire, Scandal, and Rizzoli & Isles. She is represented by and .

This was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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