Gotta disagree with some of you here.
I think this will not be good for FCA as it will condense what happened surrounding her, her attorneys, her parents and the trial but probably will set things out more clearly to a tv audience that didn't follow like we did.
Revenge comes sweetly in some unforseen ways.
How's that hiding out working for ya FCA? Better dig in for the winter...
Some of them are getting the same level of hate someone who did 9/11. Just look at any social networking site and I have seen many comparison of Casey Anthony to Osama bin Laden, Hitler, etc. 9/11 was very horrifying and I remember it like yesterday. A painful time from the day and weeks following it. It is very touchy and emotionally charged topic by just mentioning it. It had a profound impact on me as it did to America.
Evil is evil. It is just the scale from killing one, thousands, or millions. They got the same psychology and mentality.
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Movies are inevitable. I love the casting of Rob Lowe, he's a fave of mine and he did a fantastic job as Drew Peterson. He will rock it as Jeff Ashton, another fave of mine!
Meredith Baxter is a great choice for CA.
others who would be good:
Emily Van Camp
Charles S. Dutton
Nobody likes Casey, but her crime isn't abnormal. People are more angry that she got away with than it than that she actually murdered her daughter. Bin Laden and Hitler's crimes are in a class of their own. If you want to say that "Evil is evil and it doesn't matter how many people you killed"...fine...but I have to disagree very strongly that there's a general sediment that Casey is the equivalent to Hitler. I think a lot of people would find it very offensive to compare the Holocaust and WWII to the Anthony Saga. I know I do.
Even on WS, where we are very emotionally invested in this case, I have barely seen anyone compare Casey to Hitler and Bin Laden....Heck, in some European countries, they have laws against denying the Holocaust. I doubt that in 60+ years, there will be a law in the US where you're not allowed to say that Casey is innocent.
GA = James Brolin
FCA = Jennifer Love Hewitt
Honestly, if you give any criminal mass media attention, the entire country will hate them. You might as well just make a list of every high-profile murderer in history.
Here's the perfect JB!
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I'm also very angry that she pointed the finger at her own father, accused him of horrible things and just short of accusing him being guilty of Caylee's death.
She's a disgusting horrible "human being".
I hope they cast an unknown actress for OCA and they have no speaking parts.
LDB = Laura Linney
FG = Joe Pesci
GA= James Brolin
CA = Meredith Baxter
JB = Ciarán Hinds
DS = Jane Lynch
YM = George Clooney or Pierce Bronsan
JA = James Gandolfini
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Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.
I believe any movie through the very process of having "stars" act out what real people did dummies down the feelings and actions behind it - it makes it some kind of a spectator sport and disengages us from the reality of the case. After all - a movie IS entertainment and somehow makes it acceptable. This is a movie not a forensic file documentary. I think we'll have more FCA supporters after it, not less.
When there is Justice - there is Peace.
Remember this is a Lifetime TV Movie...so keep that in mind when suggesting actors and actresses.
Heh, I totally agree with Lovitz and Meredith Baxter, lol. Farina for George just makes me squirm-- ewwwwww, he's perfect! Laura Linney for LindaDB would be beyond awesome. I'm kind of hoping there's some vengeful desire for actors to accept a role in this biopic, many of them followed along. Hey, maybe Juliette Lewis can play a significant cameo... Annie D.? Zenaida G.?
Personally, I think KC should be played by someone prettier than she is-- so when people see her in person they can be heard saying: Oh, I thought she was much better looking than that! I'm all for crushing the narcissist at every opportunity. With that in mind, I suggest: Rose Byrne, from the FX show, Damages.
eta: Stockard Channing would also make a fine LDB.
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Just want to quickly add - for those of you posters who don't know me from the depo days .. ...that I have expressed my opinion because it is IMO - and not an attempt to influence you all from having fun from role picking etc., or to have you think I'm sitting here in judgement - cause it isn't so.
It's just me yapping about what's in my head as usual.... ....
When there is Justice - there is Peace.
My vote for ca is not Meredith Baxter Birney. She is entirely too pretty. I say Chloris Leachman. That would really get to ca.
Since this movie will be based on Jeff's book, he will get the money not FCA, right?
If that is the case I am glad the movie is coming out now before one that would benefit JB, CM or anyone in the Anthony family.
I really think this could be partly why Jeff is doing it, to get the story out both in a book and a movie before anyone on the defense side could profit.
I personally think playing FCA would be probably an interesting role and one a serious actress who would take the role seriously should portray. I agree with what some other posters said, that in the era where "average intelligence" is still "NOT THAT SMART" and where people like the Pinellas 12 need things literally spelled out for them with pictures and small words, that a movie explaining what happened - from the perspective that most of us agree with - and informing the masses how it really all went down, may change some minds of those who want to disagree but not look at evidence or employ common sense.
Plus it further paints her in a bad light and reminds her who she really is.
I think Kristen Stewart should play her, she's young and relevant and has the protruding ears. I'd like for this movie to gather attention, quite honestly, just so people can see what FCA really is..
The movie based on the book will show how *stupid* - IMHO - was at not looking at all the evidence at all...always makes me wonder if the jury went and looked at thing after the fact.
It will not put KC in the lime light of a movie being done for about her. I hope the emphasis will be on Caylee and that they do some sort of flashback of this little girl playing and living and being happy. I don't think any A/B/C..maybe even D list actress would want to put her name as playing the role of KC..it will be some unknown actress
I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on the interwebz. I am just a "reasonable person"
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Hal Boedecker suggested that since JA never even talked to her, they could simply use the news clips. They could just use a stand in and shoot her from the back. That would likely bother fca, that they wouldn't even bother with casting her.
Every Lifetime movie I've watched about a case I've followed ends up disappointing me. They always skim over everything and often miss important information. They never take time to develop any of the characters which causes them to dramatically overact their roles which makes their movies look very cheesy. Lifetime rushes their production just so they can be first it seems. I wouldn't doubt it if the movie is already in production. I also wouldn't doubt it if the reason they chose Rob Lowe is because he played Drew Peterson which got Lifetime their highest ratings ever for a movie.
As the felon moves from probation into what she may perceive as a normal life, I'm glad that the public will be reminded of exactly what she did, and got away with (from Ashton's POV).
But if there's anyone I want to see watch it -- it's the jurors!