LIFETIME TELEVISION PREMIERES ONE ANGRY JUROR, STARRING JESSICA CAPSHAW, ON NOVEMBER 15
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 13, 2010) - Popular television and film actress Jessica Capshaw (Grey's Anatomy, The Practice) stars as a woman out for justice on behalf of a man accused of murder in the Lifetime Original Movie, One Angry Juror. The film will premiere Monday, November 15, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime Television.
Based on a true story, One Angry Juror follows the story of Sarah Walsh (Capshaw), a tough, opinionated, no-nonsense New Orleans attorney who has been chosen to serve on the jury of a murder trial. Reluctantly serving her duty, she is apathetic towards the defendant until she is convinced that he may actually be innocent. Unwavering, Sarah deadlocks the jury to secure a mistrial. When they retry the case, she partners with the defense attorney Donald Burston (Jeremy Ratchford, Cold Case) and detective Derrick White (Michael Jai White, Why Did I Get Married Too?) and the investigation leads them through a dangerous maze of corruption. With the support of her husband (Jonathan Scarfe, ER), Sarah begins to reconcile her own past and realize that she is one man's last chance for freedom.
ABOUT JESSICA CAPSHAW
Capshaw is best known for her roles as "Dr. Arizona Robbins" on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and "Jamie Stringer" on David E. Kelley's The Practice. In 1997, she appeared in her first theatrical feature, The Locusts, with Kate Capshaw, Vince Vaughn, Ashley Judd, Paul Rudd and Jeremy Davies. Capshaw graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a degree in English Literature. She also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts Summer Program in London while on a break from Brown. Her additional film roles include Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise; Denial, with Patrick Dempsey; The Love Letter, opposite Blythe Danner and Ellen DeGeneres; The Mesmerist, with Neil Patrick Harris; and The Groomsmen, featuring Edward Burns. Her television resume also includes roles on ER, Bones, The L Word and Odd Man Out.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
One Angry Juror is produced by One Angry Road Productions Ltd. for Lifetime. Emmy(R) winner Craig Baumgarten (A Street Car Named Desire, Shattered Glass, Never Back Down) and Adam Merims (Shattered Glass, The Matador) are executive producers. Paul Kaufman (Sins of the Mother) also serves as executive producer and directed the screenplay from Rachel Abramowitz (Is that a Gun in Your Pocket?). Harvey Kahn (Lying to be Perfect) produced the film.