A Jodi Arias movie is already being cast even though the trial for the Arizona woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend has yet to finish.
Arias is accused of murdering boyfriend Travis Alexander. After initially claiming that masked men broke into the home and killed him, Arias late admitted she killed him but said it was in self-defense. Her defense team claims that Alexander was an abusive liar.
The trial is nearing its conclusion, with the defense resting early this week after more than two months of testimony. Arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of first-degree murder in the 2008 killing.
While the trial is close to its end, Lifetime is reportedly already working on the Jodi Arias movie. The network is looking at casting Lost alum Tania Raymonde for the role of Arias in Dirty Little Secret: The Jodi Arias Story. She would appear alongside The Mob Doctor‘s Jesse Lee Soffer, who will be playing Travis Alexander.
A casting breakdown for the Jodi Arias movie showed that producers were looking for someone “coquettish, head-turning, with a palpable sexy allure and well aware of the affect she has on men” to play Jodi.
“Jodi is a single-minded, head-strong, quick-tempered young woman,” the casting document read. “She is hell-bent on emotionally suffocating and controlling Travis Alexander, a handsome young Mormon and motivational speaker who soon falls prey.”
Though the Jodi Arias movie is still being written — the final scene would be the jury reaching its verdict, a date still unknown — producers have reportedly gotten started. A source at Lifetime told ABC News back in March that production would start in mid-April.
It appears that producers for the Jodi Arias movie have some ideas about how the trial will end. The casting call notes that “Arias is jealous in the extreme” and “driven to violence when she realizes that Travis will never fully commit to her.”