The Susan Wright Lifetime Movie Blue Eyed Butcher Looks Awful, Script Shows
Because God wants us to suffer, the Lifetime network is airing a made-for-TV movie about the Susan Wright case March 3. Wright, you'll remember, is the woman convicted of tying her husband to the bed and stabbing him 193 times, a scene re-enacted in court -- including the bed -- by prosecutors.
Michael Keaton is NOT in the movie but....
Lifetime's sedate, tranquil meditation on the human condition is titled Blue Eyed Butcher.
We've got our hands on what appears to be the script, and although there's no telling what has made it through the rewriting, shooting and editing process, the movie seems....kinda exactly what you'd expect from Lifetime.
As in, on Wright's first date with her soon-to-be late husband, he says, "You are gonna be the death of me, Pretty Lady."
That first date comes after this early scene:
EXT. GALVESTON BEACH, TEXAS -- AFTERNOON SUPER: 5 YEARS EARLIER.
A sun drenched day on the Gulf of Mexico.
MUSIC PUMPS OUT OF BOOM BOXES. COLLEGE STUDENTS PASS BEERS. FAMILIES PLAY PADDLE BALL .VOLLEYBALL. FRISBEE. FUN IN THE SUN!
A 22 year old SUSAN soaks up the sun with Cindy and two other friends, MARIA and CLAIRE. Nearby, a cooler is stocked with wine coolers -- full and empties.
Susan is watching a THREE-ON-THREE BEACH VOLLEYBALL GAME. The SHIRTLESS ATHLETES glisten in the hot afternoon sun.
(re: the boys, teasing)
Purdy, ain't they.
Susan rolls over and pretends not to be interested. Maria and Claire look at the hot guys diving in the sand.
Oh, c'mon, Suze. man up. Let's go watch.
Yeah, no more shy little sister. You're totally hot. Act like it.
Grab a wine cooler, ladies, we're goin' in.
They all laugh, as --
A SPIKED BALL ROLLS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GIRLS. Maria pushes the ball in front of Susan.
The cutest boy, JEFFREY WRIGHT, takes a few steps off the court.
(all charm and backlight):
And you can probably guess where things go from there....to murder!!!!
Brian Wice, who hit the pinnacle of his career by winning a Houston Press Best of Houston award for his role in the Wright case (among other cases), shows up at the beginning and end of the movie.