Lifetime announced the premiere air date for its original movie, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, and an Arizona woman shared spoilers fans of the trial can expect to see in the film.
Arizona's 12 News interviewed a local woman who auditioned for the role as a reporter before filming was completed. Social media editor Kinsey Shoffield shared a copy of the script and details about the storyline, along with behind-the-scene details of the casting process. The 100-plus page script covers everything from the beginning of the love affair that Arias and Alexander had, to the murder and the explosive trial.
"It was extremely bizarre to walk into this 'Jodi Arias' headquarters' where her name [is] on the walls like she is a movie star," Shoffield said. "The (script) lines are just like 'Arias defense is falling apart' 'Arias claims that Travis was the sexual deviant and yet she sent him text messages that look like this one.'"
Shoffield said viewers will "get to see Travis as a human being and as a person and words are coming out of his mouth and from the script, seems to be a very charming character."
Lifetime will premiere Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, on Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m., according to Deadline. A one hour documentary, Jodi Arias: Behind The Deadline, will immediately follow the two-hour original movie.
Enstars reported last month that Lost actress Tania Raymonde will portray the high-profile convicted murderer. She will portray the former photographer who was on trial for almost six months because autopsy records showed Arias stabbed her ex-lover Travis Alexander over 27 times, slit his throat from ear-to-ear and shot him in the head.
Arias was found guilty of murder in the first-degree on May 8 and the jury reached a "cruel manner" verdict on May 15 in the second phase of her trial. On May 23, the judge declared a mistrial in the sentencing phase of Arias' trial after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision in the third phase.
The Lifetime movie script was rewritten after Arias was convicted earlier this month.
The cable network's original movie will be directed by Jace Alexander, and the script was written by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small. The movie's executive producers are Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and Judith Verno. All three of them have worked on previous courtroom and crime dramas such as Prosecuting Casey Anthony, 2011's Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and The Craigslist Killer.
Watch the preview clip to Lifetime's original movie, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.