Casey Anthony Reveals Plans for Movie About Her Life 8 Years After Acquittal

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
June 3, 2019US News
Casey Anthony Reveals Plans for Movie About Her Life 8 Years After Acquittal
Casey Anthony listens to testimony during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida on June 30, 2011. (Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

Casey Anthony says she’s making a movie detailing her life, eight years after she was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Anthony, 33, was accused of murdering the girl in 2008 but was ultimately acquitted of the charge.

Anthony now says that a movie will explore her life, including her party lifestyle and how she “had no part” in her daughter’s death, according to the Daily Mail.

“It will make it clear that I had no part in Caylee’s death as far as how she died,” she told the news outlet. “It will show the tears and the turmoil that I truly went through and the anxiety and hardship after I was released when I actually had time to mourn.”

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Casey Anthony (R) leaves with her attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony in Orlando, Fla. on July 17, 2011. (Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

“I could care less what people think of me. I just feel my truth needs to be out of me. I need to close the book,” Anthony added.

“As long as I get my side out so I can rest. I have spent years hearing other sides of what they believe to be true.”

Anthony said she already knows the title of the movie, recalling how she thought Caylee had drowned but that a man, who couldn’t be named legally, told her, “Live your life as normal, I will take care of it.”

“I drank and carried on like nothing happened. The movie is called ‘As I Was told’ because I’d done what I was told to do. I had to put on a fake persona throughout those 31 days,” she said.

She said that the film will be “low-grade” and doesn’t expect to make much money.

Anthony told the Mail earlier this year that she had lots of plans in motion.

“I have a lot of things coming up in 2019, that will probably make some heads spin,” she said.

She also praised her friends, saying, “To be honest, without my friends in person and online, I would not be the person I am today. They don’t judge me, they don’t bombard me with questions about my case, they take me for me … and that is what is special about them.”

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Casey Anthony leaves the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla., with a U.S. Marshal after a bankruptcy hearing, on March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Anthony’s Father Speaks

Anthony’s father, whom she accused during the trial of sexually assaulting her when she was younger, was in a serious car crash last year.

George Anthony told Dr. Oz that the Nov. 24 single-car crash was an accident.

A witness said Anthony appeared to lose control and that the SUV flipped over multiple times before coming to a rest, reported WFTV. “It went on the right side, into the grass, and then it literally came across the three lanes, back into the median, over to the grass as it flipped,” a caller told 911.

The Florida Highway Patrol described Anthony’s injuries as “incapacitating.”

After Casey Anthony accused her father of molestation, they became estranged. But after the crash, George Anthony told Dr. Oz he was open to making up with her.

“I want to tell her I’m sorry, that I forgive her,” he said. “I need to be forgiven by her and my son and other family members and friends that I care so much about. Forgive me for what I’ve done.”

He broke down when Dr. Oz said he’d cover Anthony’s medical bills.

“I’m sorry I’m crying but I just don’t know what, how to get through some of these days. And you worry about the bills. You worry about being here for each other. I want to hug her. I want to hug everybody, but I can’t, I can’t put my arms around people that I love, people that inspired me like you,” said Anthony.

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