"Prosecuting Casey Anthony" debuts on Lifetime TV on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The Lifetime Original Movie stars Rob Lowe as prosecutor Jeff Ashton. The film is based on the best-selling book Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony by author Lisa Pulitzer.
The case of Casey Anthony and the disappearance and death of her daughter Caylee Anthony riveted the nation. Caylee Anthony had been missing for a month when her grandmother called the police and reported that the toddler was missing. Caylee was just two years old when she disappeared. The toddler's body was discovered near the Anthony home six months later. Jury acquits Casey Anthony
Actor Rob Lowe appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 to talk about the upcoming movie. Lowe stated that the case seemed like a slam-dunk and it was difficult to understand the jury's "not guilty" verdict. He did point out that the jury was not privy to all the information that people who followed the case on the news had access to. Casey Anthony released from Florida jail
The movie is seen from Jeff Ashton’s (Rob Lowe) perspective and explores how Ashton and his fellow prosecutors built the case against Casey Anthony.
The cast of "Prosecuting Casey Anthony" includes: Elizabeth Mitchell ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") as lead prosecutor Linda Burdick; Oscar Nunez ("The Office") as Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez; Marisa Ramirez ("Spartacus: Gods of the Arena") as Jeff Ashton’s wife Rita; Kevin Dunn ("Transformers") as George Anthony and Virginia Welch ("A God Named Pablo") as Casey Anthony.
Rob Lowe can currently be seen on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation." He recently appeared on three episodes of Showtime’s "Californication." Lowe's television credits include the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters" from 2007–2010 and the hit NBC drama "The West Wing."
Last year, Lowe starred in the Lifetime Original Movie "Drew Peterson: Untouchable," about the Chicago area cop convicted of murdering his second wife and a person of interest in the disappearance of his third wife. Rob Lowe in Drew Peterson Untouchable
Lifetime TV has based several Original Movies on real life legal dramas, including the case of Amanda Knox. Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy on Lifetime TV