While prosecutors decide whether to pursue the death penalty for convicted murderer Jodi Arias, the Lifetime network has released a teaser of a movie that depicts the story of the photographer turned killer. Titled “Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” the movie stars “Lost” actress Tania Raymonde as the controversial Jodi Arias, who was charged in May with stabbing her lover Travis Alexander -- played by Jesse Lee Soffer -- 29 times.
As the new clip only shows a blood-splattered Arias disposing of evidence and reliving the murder in her mind, the entire film will prominently feature Arias and Alexander’s tumultuous on-and-off romance, along with their now-infamous sex life, and the events that led to his brutal death. Key trial moments, particularly some of the heated exchanges between prosecutor Juan Martinez and Arias during cross-examination, are also included. Actor Tony Plana has been cast to play Martinez.
During the televised trial, Arias testified for 18 days and provided outrageous and explicit details of her rocky relationship with Alexander, including a phone sex tape she recorded, photographs they took of each other having sex, and tales of pornographic escapades.
"I always tried to rationalize that [Arias] loved [Alexander] so passionately and so deeply that she did these things to him to please him because it pleased herself," the actress told CNN. "You don't want to judge the person that you're playing."
“Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret” will air on June 22 on the Lifetime network.
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