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Casey Anthony Movie
Will You Watch the Casey Anthony Movie?
Who will play Casey Anthony in the Casey Anthony movie? Will you watch it?
No one knows when the Casey Anthony movie will be made, or whether it will be made at all, but one thing is for certain - there hasn't been this kind of media sensationalism over a child's death since the JonBenet Ramsey case.
Directors, writers, movie producers and actors see dollar signs and contracts when there's a high-profile crime committed against a child. Worse, the families of these children profit from the crimes (could you place a dollar amount on your child's life?)
Can the Story be Told Accurately?
Could you tell the entire Casey Anthony story if you were given 2 hours and a camera? It's highly doubtful.
There's an imaginary babysitter, a bounty hunter in a cowboy hat, cadaver dogs in the Anthony's back yard, pictures of Casey Anthony partying while her daughter is missing, and bounced checks stolen from friends and an elderly grandfather.
Protesters flood the sidewalks of Hopespring Drive daily, holding signs that read 'baby killer', throwing rocks, and scrapping with the Anthony's.
Then, there's Cindy Anthony, the mother of Casey Anthony, who hammers no trespassing signs into her lawn daily.
Cindy's husband, George Anthony, claims that he is 'watching' the 'people' who took his grandaughter - but he fails to mention who these 'people' are. Months later, George Anthony attempts to commit suicide in a hotel.
Let's not forget the media - parked across the street from the Anthony home - running a live webcam feed 24 hours a day. How do you even begin to tell this story?
Movies = Profit
Casey Anthony's movie would not be the first of its kind. While there hasn't been a movie made about Casey Anthony's life, thus far, many parents of slain children (some who have even been suspected of involvement in the death of their child) have sold their stories to Hollywood.
Take, for example, John Mark Beyers, the stepfather of Christopher Beyers, a child murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas, in 1993. Brad Pitt is among those being considered to portray Byers in a movie about murder and injustice, focusing on the incarceration of the West Memphis 3.
If and when a movie about Casey Anthony is made, will you watch it? Who should receive the profits from the Casey Anthony movie? A missing children's fund? The Anthony family? What say you?