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Role of a lifetime: Toronto actress Holly Deveaux to portray Casey Anthony

Holly Deveaux (Image: George Pimentel)

Casey Anthony’s child-murder case was destined for a Lifetime movie treatment. A mere year after the Florida mom was acquitted, Lifetime has announced that 19-year-old Toronto actress Holly Deveaux (Flashpoint and Lost Girl) is to star in Prosecuting Casey Anthony, a made-for-TV film based on the book Imperfect Justice by prosecutor Jeff Ashton (played by Rob Lowe, whose last Lifetime appearance was in a biopic as blonde, mustachioed killer cop Drew Peterson). The dialogue is said to be pulled entirely from court transcripts—here’s hoping Deveaux doesn’t go all “method” on us.