Jodi Arias to be subject of Lifetime movie ‘Dirty Little Secret’
Well, that didn’t take long.
Barely a week after being found guilty of murder, Jodi Arias is the subject of a planned Lifetime movie.
The story of Arias will be dramatized in “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” which has been scheduled for June 22. The film will star Tania Raymonde as Arias and Jesse Lee Soffer as Alexander.
Arias, an aspiring photographer, was convicted May 8 of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander, who was found in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to his head. Police said she broke off their relationship, stalked Alexander and seduced him one more time before murdering him in cold blood. Arias had pleaded self-defense.
The trial was covered extensively by cable news networks, particularly HLN, which featured host Nancy Grace relentlessly vilifying Arias.
No word yet on who, if anyone, will play Grace in the movie.
In addition, Lifetime plans to air next Wednesday an hour-long documentary, “Jodi Arias: Beyond The Headlines”, examining Arias’ relationship with Alexander and including her account of the murder.
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