'The Chris Watts story': Lifetime announces movie based on killer dad a year after he brutally murdered wife and two daughters
'The Chris Watts Story,' a working title for the film, is based on real-life events and taped confessions and 'will chronicle the months that led up to the horrific crime.
Lifetime has announced that they will be making a movie about the tragic and gruesome murders of a woman and her two daughters which caught the attention of the entire world purely because of how gruesome and how heinous it was. Shannan Watts and her two young daughters were brutally murdered by her husband Chris Watts.
The movie which has a working title 'The Chris Watts Story' will be based on real-life events and taped confessions, reports People. It will also document the months that led up to the murders and will also look at trying to put together the killer dad's possible motives behind killing his entire family. The cast includes Sean Kleier who will play the role of Chris, Ashley Williams who will play the role of Shannan, Brooke Smith as FBI agent Tammy Lee. Sony Pictures TV will be producing the film for Lifetime.
On August 13, last year, Watts murdered his 15 weeks pregnant wife as well as their two young daughters. He had first strangled Shannan and had taken her body to a remote oil site in the back of his truck. He had also taken his two sleeping daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 with him in the truck. Before he buried Shannan in a shallow grave, he smothered Celeste who sitting next to Bella. He then dumped his daughter's body inside an oil tank.
He then turned his attention to Bella who begged him to spare her life. However, he killed her and then stashed her body in another oil tank. At the time of the murders, Watts was having an affair with a colleague of his, Nichol Kessinger. Kessinger had cooperated with the police and was under the impression that Watts was separated when they were dating. Watts who is now 34 pleaded guilty to all the three murders. He is presently serving out five life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Meaww had previously reported how even a year after the tragedy, friends and family are still mourning the disturbing killings as they remember the vibrant young mother and her two beloved daughters who were snatched from them too soon. The family is set to spend the one-year anniversary in "reflection" of Shanann and the girls, a family source told People.
The 'Chris Watts Story' is all set to premiere in 2020 and will air a PSA to stop violence against women.