Courtney Love to star in movie about Menendez brothers

February 1, 2017

Courtney Love will play “Kitty Menendez” in a new Lifetime TV movie about the infamous Menendez brothers.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nick Ut/AP/REX/Shutterstock (6563418a) Erik Menendez, left, and his brother, Lyle, sit in the courtroom, in Beverly Hills, California as a judge scheduled an October 13 court session to set a date to begin their preliminary hearing. The brothers are accused of murdering their wealthy parents three years ago Menendez Trial 1992, Beverly Hills, USA

Photo by Nick Ut/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Lyle and Erik Menendez made headlines in 1994 after being convicted of killing their parents, wealthy L.A. entertainment executive Jose Menéndez and wife Kitty. Both brothers are currently serving life sentences in separate prisons for their crimes.

The brothers’ laywer argued during their trial that they had been driven to murder by years of abuse from both parents, including repeated sexual molestation by their father.

Announcing the project, Lifetime said the movie will focus on the “extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father’s hands, while their mother looked the other way”. Shooting is due to start in Vancouver this month (February).

 

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