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See Reality-Blurring First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Casting JonBenet’ Doc

“Documentary hybrid” reexamines infamous 1996 murder through experiences from real actors cast in Ramsey reenactments

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming film Casting JonBenet, a “documentary hybrid” that premiered to acclaim at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The trailer gives an eerie overview on the documentary’s unconventional premise: Real actors auditioning for roles in the reenactment of the still-unsolved 1996 murder talk about how the killing of JonBenét Ramsey affected them personally, as well as posit their own theories about what happened the night of December 25th, 1996.

Casting JonBenet “examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children,” Netflix previously said of Kitty Green’s genre-blurring film. The documentary premieres on Netflix on April 28th.

Casting JonBenet arrives just months after numerous channels dedicated primetime slots to reexamine the Ramsey murder, including specials like A&E’s The Killing of JonBenét, CBS’ lawsuit-sparking The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey and Lifetime’s Who Killed JonBenét?

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