Lifetime has released the first trailer for their upcoming JonBenét Ramsey TV movie, “Who Killed JonBenét?”
The cabler has also filled out the cast for the telepic, casting the young actor to play JonBenét’s brother, Burke Ramsey, who will be played by nine-year-old Kiefer O’Reilly. The Lifetime movie will follow the real-life story of JonBenét’s murder, featuring Burke being accused and interrogated.
Burke Ramsey recently gained a re-surge of attention, following CBS’s true crime docuseries “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” which highlighted a theory that Burke is guilty of his younger sister’s murder in 1996.
O’Reilly’s credits include the CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” on which he plays Jonas, Rip Hunter’s murdered son. He also voices a main character in the animated film “Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom.” In the Lifetime movie, O’Reilly will star alongside previously announced cast members Eion Bailey, Michel Gill, Julia Campbell and Payton Lepinski as JonBenet.
Watch the trailer for Lifetime’s “Who Killed JonBenét?” here:
With the recent interest in the murder of the young beauty queen, Lifetime has also ordered an additional JonBenét project — a true crime docuseries, which will air at 10 p.m., immediately after the 8 p.m. TV movie “Who Killed JonBenét?” resulting in an entire programming block dedicated to buzzy case on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The two-hour special “JonBenét’s Mother: Victim or Killer?” delves into Patsy Ramsey, the person many people believe killed JonBenét. The special chronicles her life as a socialite, beauty queen, wife, mother and suspected killer, plus digs deep into the mind and actions of this mysterious woman. The special will feature people who have never spoken publicly, taking a fresh look at the crime and examining the evidence through the lens of modern forensic technology.
The documentary special hails from Sharp Entertainment and executive producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler and Siobhan Walshe. Mary Donahue and Kimberly Chessler will exec produce for Lifetime.