Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for Casting JonBenet, a documentary hybrid that takes a unique approach to examining the still-open murder case of JonBenet Ramsey. JonBenet was only six years old when she was found dead on December 26, 1996 in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado. There’s plenty of speculation over who took the life of the pretty girl who loved dressing up and competing in beauty contests, but to date no one has been charged with the murder. Director Kitty Green’s Casting JonBenet, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, features people who weren’t intimately involved in the case offering their opinions as to who committed the murder.
Casting JonBenet is set to debut on Netflix and in limited theatrical release on April 28, 2017.
The Plot: Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys’ Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections and even performances from the local community. In doing so, Casting JonBenet examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children.