'Prosecuting Casey Anthony' movie debuts on Saturday

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:23:06 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 19 2013 09:59:15 AM EST

The Lifetime movie based on the case against Casey Anthony debuts Saturday night and Local 6 got an extended look at the movie.

The Lifetime movie based on the case against Casey Anthony debuts Saturday night and WKMG-TV in Orlando got a sneak peek at the movie.

Anthony was arrested in 2008 and charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was acquitted of murder in summer 2011.  The Lifetime version of the story is based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton's book, "Imperfect Justice" with Rob Lowe playing Ashton. 

Elizabeth Mitchell, of “Lost,” plays prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick. Oscar Nunez, of “The Office,” plays defense attorney Jose Baez.

Producers say the film takes viewers behind the scenes of both the investigation into Caylee Marie Anthony's death and Casey Anthony's trial, including a focus on the forensic evidence that has gained a lot of attention.

"Our case is rock solid, forensics say she's guilty, common sense says she's guilty, and the jury is going to say she's guilty and do you know why? Because she is guilty," Ashton says in the movie.

The movie also touches on the computer searches done by Anthony on the family home computer, which WKMG discovered were largely overlooked in an investigation weeks ago.

"Chloroform, knock out gas in the carpet, yeah and not found in aisle five of the store," Ashton says in the movie. "I've already asked the sheriff's department to run a key word search on the Anthony's computer to see if she bought it online."

Casey Anthony will be portrayed in the movie, but plays a small part, as the movie focuses on legal team.

Ashton left the State Attorney’s Office after the case, then ran against and unseated his former boss in an election last year. Ashton was sworn in as State Attorney on Jan. 8.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus