November 16th, 2011
10:47 AM ET
Lifetime has already tackled the controversial case of Amanda Knox and is working on a movie about Drew Peterson, so it's not much of a surprise that it would consider a movie based on Casey Anthony's headline-grabbing case.
We suggested as much in July, after Anthony was acquitted of murder and child abuse charges in relation to the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Lifetime just seemed like an option for an Anthony movie to show up. At the time, the network didn't have anything in development.
Variety reports that Lifetime is now developing a potential TV movie that would be based on the memoir of Jeff Ashton, the attorney who prosecuted Anthony's case.
Ashton's memoir, "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony," chronicles the three-year period he and his team tried to convict Anthony, and the film would let the story of the murder case unfold from their perspective.
But, Lifetime has yet to give the TV movie the green light. In the meantime, Ashton's 336-page book arrived on shelves Tuesday.
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