Lifetime's Jodi Arias Movie Premiere Date Set For June
The jury may not have been able to come to a unanimous agreement on the sentencing verdict for Jodi Arias, but that hasn't stopped Lifetime from setting a premiere date for the film that's set to be made, based on the convicted murderer's story. Lifetime will air the two-hour TV movie on Saturday, June 22, a little less than a month from now.
Deadline shared the premiere date announcement, stating that Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines will air next month, and Tania Raymonde will play the lead role. Lost fans may remember Raymonde for playing Alex Rousseau in the popular ABC series.
In case you haven't been paying attention to the headlines and reports, Jodi Arias was recently convicted of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander by stabbing him 27 times, slitting his throat and shooting him in the head. Soap star Jesse Lee Soffer (As the World Turns) will play Alexander. Tony Plana and David Zayas will co-star.
Given the dramatic nature of the murder and the extensive coverage of the trial, it's not particularly surprising that Lifetime is set to dramatize the story even further with a film that reenacts the alleged events, and get the film on the air while the case is still in the public eye and mind. Though they may not have a ill conclusion to this story. As mentioned, the sentencing left off with a hung jury this week. Whether or not a new jury manages to come to a unanimous decision anytime soon remains to be seen. Arias could face life in prison or the death penalty for her crime. If the movie gets made before the sentencing, perhaps Lifetime will add an update later.
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