Oscar Nunez of “The Office” will play Jose Baez in the Lifetime movie “Prosecuting Casey Anthony.”
“He did a fantastic audition that was so persuasive
dramatically,” Alison Cross, the film’s writer, said early Sunday. She
said she was “wowed” by Nunez’s “range and ability to channel Jose.”
Rob Lowe is playing Jeff Ashton in the movie based on the former
prosecutor’s book, “Imperfect Justice.” The movie will rely heavily on
news footage to give the picture a documentary look, Cross said.
Production starts May 29 in Winnipeg and will last 20 days.
Nunez, a Cuban-American actor-comedian, has played Oscar Martinez on
“The Office.” His other credits include “The Proposal,” “Reno 911!:
Miami” and “24.”