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July 31, 2014

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First Look at Taraji P. Henson's Lifetime Movie 'Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story'

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Images of Taraji P. Henson's New Lifetime Movie, 'Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story,' have surfaced online.

Henson, an Academy Award nominee for her role in 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' stars as the title character. Sean Baek, Drew Davis, Terry O' Quinn and Beverly Todd co-star in the film.

The film follows Rubin's 2008 rescue of her 7-year-old son Kobe. Kobe had been the subject of a custody dispute between Rubin and her ex-husband, a South Korea native. In the summer of 2007, after a visit to his father's Brooklyn apartment, Kobe was whisked away to South Korea.

With little help from the authorities and no money to hire a private investigator, Rubin, a public school teacher in Queens, turned to Mark Miller, founder of the American Association for Lost Children, a nonprofit. He located Kobe in a town near Seoul, and he and Rubin traveled there to launch a surveillance operation to chart Kobe's daily schedule. After a careful planning, one day Rubin went into her son's school and was able to snatch him. The two, along with Miller, ran to the U.S. Embassy before being able to return home safely.

'Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story' premieres Monday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m.

Henson just wrapped filming 'From the Rough,' the story of Dr. Catana Starks, the first African American woman to serve as head coach a men's NCAA Division I golf team.


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