That didn’t take long at all, did it? Lifetime has been very busy putting together an original movie based on convicted murderer Jodi Arias’ trial currently taking place in Arizona. The new film, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, features Tania Raymonde as Arias and Jesse Lee Soffer as murder victim Travis Alexander. Prosecutor Juan Martinez is played by Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) and David Zayas (Dexter) plays Detective Esteban Flores. Jace Alexander (Law & Order, Rescue Me) directed the Jodi Arias movie from a script by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small (Okavango: The Wild Frontier).
Set to premiere on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8pm ET/PT, the film includes details on the trial through the jury’s first degree murder verdict. In addition, Lifetime will air the documentary Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines on Wednesday, May 22nd at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Details on Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret:
Based on the disturbing murder trial that continues to captivate the nation, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret tells the story of Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde), a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer), who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona police retrieved a digital camera from Alexander’s washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Arias took during their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder. While Jodi pled not guilty and contends she killed Alexander in self-defense, police concluded that when he broke off their relationship, she stalked her ex-boyfriend and seduced him one final time before murdering him in cold blood. Her subsequent trial has been grand theater, dominating the cable news networks as she testified in her own defense and offered explicit insight into the sex, lies and obsession that led up to Alexander’s murder.
Details on Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines:
In advance of the movie’s premiere Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary, Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines, providing an in-depth look at Arias’ and Alexander’s tragic relationship and his murder, as told by Arias herself, as well as his sister, brother and close friends. Additionally, police detective Esteban Flores and criminologist Lawrence Kobilinsky will explain their take on everything involving the case leading up to Alexander’s gruesome murder on June 4, 2008.
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