The Jury May Not Be Able To Decide A Penalty For Jodi Arias, But Lifetime Is Ready To Debut Her Movie June 22
When we tell you Lifetime does not play when it comes to cranking out their true life movies we are not exaggerating. It was only 16 days ago that a jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Travis Alexander. And not even 24 hours have passed since a mistrial was declared in the penalty phase of the 32-year-old’s sentencing, with the jury failing to decide whether Jodi should be given the death penalty or life in prison as a result of her crimes. And now there are only 28 days until Lifetime will air a movie about the convicted killer’s life.
Deadline.com just reported the news, saying Lifetime has announced that Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret will premiere on the women’s network Saturday, June 22, at 8 PM.
The telepic stars Tania Raymonde as Arias, who was just found guilty of murdering her former boyfriend Travis Alexander, who was found dead in his shower in June 2008 with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. Jesse Lee Soffer plays Alexander in the movie, and Tony Plana and David Zayas co-star.
Deadline adds that the the two-hour feature will be followed by an hourlong documentary, Jodi Arias: Beyond the Headlines, featuring key players in the murder trial discussing the case. Unfortunately, there will be no update on Jodi’s sentencing by time this documentary is aired. According to USA Today, Judge Sherry Stephens said a new jury would be convened in the case on July 18, with a status hearing set up for June 20 in preparation for the retrial of this penalty phase.
It will be no easy feat finding a jury of Jodi’s peers who hasn’t been inundated with details of this case that even the original jury wasn’t privy to — especially with a movie coming out dramatizing the real facts of the case. I guarantee this will be one of Lifetime’s highest rated movies of the year.
Are you surprised the network is putting a movie out so soon?