IT WAS THE PERFECT CASE TO END HIS CAREER…
In 2011, Florida Assistant State Attorneys Linda Drane Burdick and Jeff Ashton (Elizabeth Mitchell, Rob Lowe) prosecute a young woman, Casey Anthony, who stands accused of having murdered her two-year-old daughter. After what has been called “the social media trial of the century”, a TV movie was inevitable. This Lifetime effort is surprisingly watchable, anchored by a good Lowe performance. Having the trial covered from the state’s perspective is no surprise, considering what a shock the verdict turned out to be, and the filmmakers convincingly highlight all the absurd details that marred the case and fueled the media circus.
2013-U.S. Made for TV. 90 min. Color. Directed by Peter Werner. Cast: Rob Lowe (Jeff Ashton), Elizabeth Mitchell (Linda Drane Burdick), Oscar Nuñez (José Baez), Marisa Ramirez, Kevin Dunn.