With millions of Americans – and not only – keeping a very close eye on Casey Anthony's trial just to see her acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, interest in a movie about the trial is peaking.Not only is it peaking but it will actually turn to fruition, Variety reports. Lifetime is interested in making a made for TV film about the legal proceedings that fascinated a nation – and the entire world.
“Lifetime is developing a telepic based on the memoir of Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton,” the movie-oriented publication says.
“Fox TV Studios has optioned the rights to Ashton's memoir, 'Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony,' which chronicles the three years he spent trying to convict Anthony of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee,” adds the same report.
The book is not out in stores yet but rights for the movie have already been acquired.
As it's easy to understand, the film will tell the story of the trial from the prosecution's point of view, which means Anthony will be painted in an even more sinister light than ever before.
“Alison Cross ('Roe vs. Wade') is penning the adaptation and will exec produce with Jean Abounader and Michelle Manning. The pic has not yet been greenlit by Lifetime,” Variety further says.
For the time being, these are all the details available on the film.
Not even an estimated release date has been announced but, assuming it will be greenlit by the network, we could expect it to drop sometime in late 2012, perhaps early 2013.
Useless to say, the film will do nothing in terms of redeeming Anthony in the eyes of the public and, as per recent reports, this is precisely what she wants right now.
Word online also has it that she's still considering doing a TV interview, her first since she walked out of jail a free woman, to present her side of the story.