Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point.
The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered in her family’s home on Christmas night in 1996 is a popular subject for filmmakers looking to capitalize on the current taste for “true crime” documentaries and docudramas. After all, the story dominated tabloids for months, and was almost as famous as the O.J. Simpson case — which itself …read more