Body of Proof Planning Casey Anthony-Inspired Episode
Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Wilson
Not unlike Law & Order's ripped from the headlines episodes, ABC's Body of Proof will take on the subject of one of this year's biggest headlines: Casey Anthony.
The episode in question, slated to air Jan. 3, will feature a young woman named Hilary Stone who is acquitted of murdering her son, according to Entertainment Weekly. Marcia Gay Harden has been tapped to play the Nancy Grace-like journalist, Sheila Temple, while Rita Wilson will portray Hilary's mother.
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"[The trial] became this sensational case nationwide," executive producer Sunil Nayar tells the magazine. "There were very human elements. [In our episode], we explore what happens when the media takes over a case."
Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, on July 5, but was sentenced to four years in jail for giving false information to law enforcement officials. Anthony was given credit for good behavior and time served — she had already spent 997 days in jail.