A Lifetime Movie Network adaptation of "Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” will air this Sunday, March 28.
Oddly, the authors of the book didn’t want the TV or movie rights sold to Lifetime–or anyone else for that matter–and their publisher sold those rights over the authors’ objections, the Associated Press reports.
The book is about the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania Amish school. The authors said they declined to work with the movie producers out of respect for their subjects.
According to the AP report, "Elizabethtown College professor Donald B. Kraybill and two co-authors say their publisher, Jossey-Bass, sold the film rights to the book. They say they’ll donate their proceeds to charity."
The movie is based on what happened at the West Nickel Mines Amish School in October 2006. Five girls were killed in the school shooting.