Made-For-tv Murder

CBS announced last week that Edward James Olmos would play the father in The Beverly Hills Murders, the TV-movie version of the Menendez murder case. Here is a speculative look at an entire ensemble, with actual excerpts from the only slightly overwrought descriptions of the roles producers have provided to agents.

Jose Menendez:...A driven, relentless perfectionist of a man who brooks no failure from himself, his subordinates or his sons...Sarcastic and condescending to his unhappy wife, on whom he regularly cheats...clearly a man with deep anger...

Kitty Menendez:...Deeply unhappy in her marriage, she is an alcoholic who , periodically and desperately...

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