Holly Deveaux to portray Casey Anthony in Lifetime Original Movie
Newcomer Holly Deveaux has signed on to portray Casey Anthony in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Imperfect Justice."
The 19-year-old Canadian actress got her start on the Canadian series "Baxter" in 2010. According to the Daily Mail, she beat out Kristen Stewart, Alyssa Milano and Jennifer Love Hewitt for the role.
Deveaux has also had roles in "Haven" and "Breakout Kings" and appeared in the independent films, "Victoria Day," "Wake Me Up," "Unlucky" and "Tile Man."
Earlier in the month, Rob Lowe signed on to star as Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton. The movie will follow the highly controversial murder trial of Caylee Anthony and is based on Ashton's best-selling book, "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony."
The film will concentrate on the attorneys in the case more than Anthony herself. "Lost" star Elizabeth Mitchell signed on to portray a prosecutor with Lowe, while "The Office" star Oscar Nunez will star as defense attorney Jose Baez.
On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, despite what was considered by many to be overwhelming evidence of her guilt. The movie will be shown in Ashton's (Lowe) perspective and will follow the investigation into Caylee's death and the ensuing trial.
"Imperfect Justice," which was previously known by the working title "Prosecuting Casey Anthony," began filming on May 24 in Winnipeg, Canada. Lifetime producers plan to incorporate news footage into the film.
Anthony has been in hiding since being acquitted last July, but will appear in court in 2013, for a defamation case by Zenaida Gonzalez, who shares the name of a fake babysitter Anthony told police had kidnapped her daughter Caylee. Anthony later admitted she had fabricated the story.
The Lifetime Network previously documented another controversial murder trial with "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which starred Hayden Panettiere as American student Amanda Knox, who was jailed in connection with the murder of her roommate in the Italian city of Perugia.