Forget Blue-Eyed Butcher: Casting Lifetime Movies About Felicia Moon, Victoria Osteen & 3 Others
Blue-Eyed Butcher was Lifetime's take on the Susan Wright case.
It certainly wasn't the first TV movie to be based on a Houston case, and it won't be the last. In fact, there are plenty of Houston stories just begging to be made into Lifetime movies. Like these five:
5. Trail Ridin' Dirty: The Felicia Moon Story
The passion of a former NFL quarterback's ex-wife cannot be denied as she takes a trail ride into the rodeo. Under the starlit skies, she and her new beau score big -- until the cops come in and tarnish their love with charges of public sex. Starring Phylicia Rashad as Felicia Moon and Dennis Haysbert as the guy she was riding like a buckin' bronco..
4. Talk to the Hand: The Strange Loves of Michael Brown
A Houston hand doctor puts women in jeopardy, uses them like Kleenex, does drugs and vacations in exotic locales (portrayed in the movie by San Diego suburbs). In other words, a story made for Lifetime. Starring Alan Rickman as Michael Brown and Sean Penn as Jeff Bagwell, the baseball hero dating Brown's wife.
3. For God's Sake: The Trial of Victoria Osteen
When the wife of an extremely popular megachurch pastor can't get good service on her flight to Vail, an epic courtroom battle ensues. Starring Missi Pyle as Victoria Osteen, Jerry Seinfeld as Joel Osteen, Queen Latifah as the flight attendant who sued and William F. Buckley as Osteen attorney Rusty Hardin.
Production note: Buckley not only had to learn a Texas accent, he had to become undead, a feat rivaled only by DeNiro in Raging Bull. Also, the flight attendant's attorney can be played by only one man: