Two classic Lifetime movies aired last night featuring the harrowing tale of Betty Broderick -- the wealthy American women convicted of murdering her ex-husband and his second wife. The ripped-from-the-headlines double feature made us wonder when the cable network will pick up “The Casey Anthony Story."
No official plans for a film -- on the big screen, Lifetime or otherwise -- have been announced, but making the story of Anthony, the loss of her young child and that emotional trial into a heart-wrenching movie is almost inevitable at this point.
After the shocking verdict was announced earlier this month, rumors began flying that ‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart was being considered to play Anthony, no doubt thanks to her striking resemblance of the Florida woman.
However Stewart made it clear she wants nothing to do with the Anthony case or any movies in the works.
No matter who fills the role when Anthony’s story does hit Hollywood, one thing’s for sure: people will most likely watch.
Wondering what are some other recent Lifetime movies were ripped right from the headlines? Check out our slideshow below!
After Casey Anthony's shocking "not guilty" verdict, rumors began swirling that Kristen Stewart would take on the role of the Florida "tot mom" who was tried for murder of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee.
Meredith Baxter won an Emmy for portraying Betty Broderick, a socialite convicted of murdering the of 1989 murder of her ex-husband and his second wife. Broderick is currently serving a 32-year sentence. Two Lifetime movies, "A Woman Scorned" and "Her Final Fury" recently sparked talk about a Casey Anthony movie.
Rob Lowe will suit up to play Drew Peterson in a new Lifetime movie, "Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story," chronicling the mystery surrounding the murder of his third wife. Peterson was indicted on murder charges and is awaiting trial.
"Murder Abroad: The Amanda Knox Story" follows Hayden Panettiere as Knox, an American student studying abroad in Italy who winds up in jail for the murder of her roommate.
Tracy Pollan took on the emotional role of Beth Twitty in "Natalie Holloway," a film based on the true story of a young girl who goes missing in Aruba on a high school trip. Pollan plays Holloway's mother who desperately tries to get information on her daughter's whereabouts.
Eric McCormick dons some thick glasses to play "Clark Rockefeller" -- otherwise known as Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter in "Who Is Clark Rockefeller?", a Lifetime movie based on the the life of the famous con-artist.
Jennifer Love Hewitt stars in "The Client List," a Lifetime movie based on the true story about a prostitute ring in Texas.