CNN Films to Develop Stranger-Than-Fiction Documentary ‘The Lost Sons’
  • Author: Rebecca Rubin
  • January 14,2021

CNN Films to Develop Stranger-Than-Fiction Documentary ‘The Lost Sons’CNN Films is developing a documentary titled “The Lost Sons,” a stranger-than-fiction account of a baby who was kidnapped from his mother’s hospital room.

The non-fiction film centers on a Michigan man named Paul Fronczak. At age 10, he unintentionally discovered newspaper clippings about his parents, who made headlines for grieving their kidnapped baby and celebrating two years later when an abandoned toddler was found. Fronczak was unsure if he was the kidnapped baby mentioned in the articles — or where he may have been for those missing years. And so began a decade-spanning investigation to find answers about his true identity.

“Nothing excites me more than a real storytelling challenge, and this is a mystery tale like no other,” said director Ursula Macfarlane. “The Fronczak story has twists and turns you won’t believe and explores profound themes to which we can all relate: the importance and meaning of identity and family.
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