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Casey Anthony movie to debut in January

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012 photo, Casey Anthonys defense attorney, Jose Baez, gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Coral Gables, Fla. In his just-published book Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story, Baez said prosecutors offered in 2008 to allow Anthony to plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a child and serve up to 13 years in prison. Baez said that in those early days he thought taking it might be in Anthonys best interest. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

In this Tuesday, July 3, 2012 photo, Casey Anthony's defense attorney, Jose Baez, gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Coral Gables, Fla. In his just-published book "Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story," Baez said prosecutors offered in 2008 to allow Anthony to plead guilty to aggravated manslaughter of a child and serve up to 13 years in prison. Baez said that in those early days he thought taking it might be in Anthony's best interest. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (AP Photo)

"Prosecuting Casey Anthony" starring Rob Lowe is set to debut early next year on the Lifetime cable network.

Based on prosecutor Jeff Ashton's book, "Imperfect Justice," the movie will air Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.

Lowe plays Ashton and the story is told through his point of view, with Anthony herself as a relatively minor character.

Anthony was arrested in 2008 and charged in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. She was acquitted of murder in summer 2010.

Ashton left the State Attorney's Office after the case but then unseated his former boss in an election this past summer. Ashton will take office Jan. 8.

Elizabeth Mitchell, of "Lost," plays prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick. Oscar Nunez, of "The Office," plays defense attorney Jose Baez.

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