Leave it to Lifetime to come out with a movie based on the Jodi Arias murder trial just one month after being convicted of murder.
The 32-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder at the conclusion one of the most high-profile trials in recent history on May 8 and the Lifetime Network didn’t waste any time in filming a dramatic retelling of the tale. Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret actually started filming in March of last year, nine months before Arias’ verdict.
Judging by the teaser trailer of the movie, which airs on June 22 at 8 p.m., the film also makes sure to include all the gory details of the case.
Arias is played by Lost actress Tania Raymonde alongside Lee Soffer, of The Mob Doctor, as boyfriend Travis Alexander. Prosecutor Juan Martinez is portrayed by Ugly Betty actor Tony Plana and David Zayas, of Dexter, plays detective Esteban Flores.
Raymonde said she made her best attempt to understand Arias as she portrayed her.
“I always tried to rationalize that [Arias] loved [Travis Alexander] so passionately and so deeply that she did these things to him to please him because it pleased herself,” Raymonde told CNN. “You don’t want to judge the person that you’re playing.”
Check out the disturbing sneak peek of the movie above!
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