In just about a month Lifetime will be airing, “Dirty Little Secret: The Jodi Arias Story.” I have been a hardcore Lifetime supporter since I was about 10-years-old haha. I just absolutely love the stories and how 90% of the movies are all based all real events. And I’m sure no one was surprised when Lifetime was scheming already to make a movie.
Tania Raymonde and Jesse Lee Soffer are playing Jodi and Travis. We all had our picks on who would play Jodi and we were all dead wrong. I don’t know who this Tania girl is or how well her craft may or may not be so I won’t judge– for now. I’m just hoping she portrays a very well crazy-borderline-psychotic woman.
One of my fears is that Lifetime will do another tragedy of a movie like they did with Casey Anthony’s story. It was solely based on the court proceedings and that was a bore. I was extremely disappointed in the outcome.
They should concentrate beginning from the day they met, their relationship from Jodi’s eyes and from the views of those around them. What would make the movie that much more surreal is really going into the day of Travis’ passing. Since the case is freshly new I don’t think they’ll show too many gruesome shots, but some won’t hurt.
From what I’ve read Lifetime will actually concentrate mostly on their relationship before the incident and the day of the incident which will also include the verdict. Producers did my speak to Travis’ immediate family, but have spoken to Travis’ friends and have gotten a pretty good idea of the kind of man Travis was.
Other key players who will playing Juan Martinez is Tony Plana from Ugly Betty and playing Detective Flores will be the amazing David Zayas from Dexter!
All in all hopefully Lifetime doesn’t screw this one up and keep your eyes peeled for the premiere coming June 22, 2013.
And if you’re not familiar withe case just read my earlier posts-