Back in January, Netflix released a gripping teaser for the latest documentary hybrid, Casting JonBenet. And now we can finally get a closer insight into the doco thanks to the drop of the official trailer.
In comparison to other documentaries and feature films based on the murder, Casting JonBenet takes on a *completely* different perspective. The eerie, goose bump-worthy clip shows a mixture of professional actors and non-pro actors auditioning for the pivotal roles of mother Patsy, her father John, brother Burke, and of course, six-year-old Jon Benet. In a completely original route, the film will rediscover one of the most famous murder cases in American history, and seamlessly blend the extreme facts and fictions surrounding the Boulder city murder.
"[Casting JonBenet] expands the formal horizons of documentary, blurring the lines between fact and fiction, not to take a particular side, but to question how we can ever know what really happened. It may be about a murder that occurred more than 20 years ago, but on another level it's a film that feels very much a product of these troubled, post-truth times," explains Hollywood Reporter.
Watch the full trailer here:
The documentary made it's world premiere at this year's Sundance Festival, and will hit our small screens this April.