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Interview: Rob Lowe on role in Casey Anthony movie

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Since July of 2008, America has been captivated with the Caylee Anthony case.

Caylee Marie Anthony, 2, was reported missing July 15, 2008, in Orlando, FL.

After months of searching, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area near her home on Dec. 11, 2008.

Her mother, Casey Marie Anthony, was tried for the first degree murder of her daughter.

On July 5, 2011, the jury found Casey Anthony not guilty, but found her guilty for providing false information to law enforcement.

Since July, Anthony has been reportedly hiding in Florida because she was on probation for one year after pleading guilty to writing bad checks.

Some media sources report that Anthony may head to Costa Rica soon. 

CBS Atlanta News' Jennifer Banks spoke with actor Rob Lowe, who stars in a TV movie called Prosecuting Casey Anthony.

The movie is based on the lead prosecutor, Jeff Ashton, who wrote the book Imperfect Justice.

The book takes viewers behind the scenes of both the investigation into Caylee's tragic death and the ensuing trial, shedding new light on the many questions of what happened to the 2-year-old girl.

Lowe said he followed the case himself and watched way too much TV coverage about it.

Banks asked Lowe why he thinks this case was so popular.

He credited the social media age for it's popularity. Video and pictures of the case went viral and people voiced their opinions online.

The movie will debut on Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.

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