For those of you who could not get enough of the Casey Anthony trial, Lifetime Television brings you a gripping film covering last year's murder trial. Based on the best-selling book "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony" and starring Rob Lowe as Jeff Ashton, this movie tells the story from the prosecutor's point of view.
Prosecuting Casey Anthony reveals Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite what many thought to be overwhelming evidence of guilt. But much of that “evidence” had nothing to do with direct evidence of guilt but rather her behavior in the weeks between the disappearance of Caylee and Casey’s mother’s call to the police.
The movie is seen from Ashton’s (Lowe) perspective and takes viewers behind the scenes of both the investigation into Caylee’s tragic death and the ensuing trial, shedding new light on the many questions of what happened to the two 2-old girl, how Ashton and his fellow prosecutors built their case and why a woman so shrouded in suspicion was proclaimed innocent.
Also starring in the movie are Elizabeth Mitchell (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), who portrays lead prosecutor Linda Burdick; Oscar Nunez (The Office) as Casey Anthony’s attorney, Jose Baez; Marisa Ramirez (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) as Ashton’s wife, Rita; Kevin Dunn (Transformers) as George Anthony; and Virginia Welch (A God Named Pablo) is Casey Anthony.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.