A Casey Anthony movie is set to debut on Lifetime cable network early next year, chronicling the trial of the young mother accused and then acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter.
The Casey Anthony movie, titled Prosecuting Casey Anthony, stars Rob Lowe and is based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book, Imperfect Justice. As The Associated Press reports, the movie is shown through Ashton’s point of view, relegating Anthony herself to a somewhat minor character.
Anthony was arrested in 2008 for the killing of her daughter Caylee, but was acquitted in a trial two years later. After the loss in the case, Ashton left the State Attorney’s Office but went on to win election this summer and will take office January 8, just 11 days before the Casey Anthony movie debuts on Lifetime.
Prosecuting Casey Anthony will also star Elizabeth Mitchell of Lost as prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick and Oscar Nunez, of The Office playing defense attorney Jose Baez.
There is no word if the Casey Anthony movie will reflect new evidence that came to light recently. Orland television station WKMG reported last week that someone using Casey Anthony’s computer searched for “foolproof suffocation.” Baez noted the incident in his book, but at the time contended that it was Casey Anthony’s father who made the search when he was contemplating suicide after his granddaughter’s death.
It was later determined that it was Casey Anthony who made the search, but what would have been damning evidence was overlooked by investigators.
The Casey Antony movie debuts on Lifetime on January 19 at 8 pm.