Tom Smart, Deseret News
Elissa Wall

Former child bride Elissa Wall's best-seller about her life in the Fundamentalist LDS Church reportedly will be made into a movie.

The Hollywood industry-newspaper Variety reports that "Stolen Innocence" is being developed for the big screen.

Wall's book details her upbringing in the polygamous sect and her marriage at age 14 to her 19-year-old cousin. It was her marriage that led to rape as an accomplice charges being filed against FLDS leader Warren Jeffs. She was the prosecution's star witness, and her testimony is credited with convicting Jeffs, who is serving a pair of 5-years-to-life sentences.

"Stolen Innocence" is listed at No. 6 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and No. 51 on Amazon.com's list.

The film is being made by Sharp Independent (the in-house film arm of the book's publisher, HarperCollins) and independent film company Killer Films, Variety reported.

No word on who will play Elissa Wall or Warren Jeffs.


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