On March 3, 2012, Lifetime premiered Blue-Eyed Butcher, a true story movie based on the Susan Wright case [...]
First thing I noticed is the producers really softened Susan by using Sara Paxton for her role [...]
But not only was Susan’s looks softened with a much prettier actor, but so was her personality. In Blue-Eyed Butcher, Susan Wright is dainty, naive, and very obedient of her husband. The real life “Sus” is anything but.
Justin Bruening, playing the role of Jeff, is pretty good at his role. He plays the role of a handsome single guy who falls in love with the blue-eyed blonde then becomes the jackass husband after the babies are born.
Yet the real star of this movie is former House star Lisa Edelstein who plays Kelly Siegler, a no-nonsense female ADA who finds Susan’s story of self-defense to be complete and utter hogwash. Edelstein does a fantastic job of taking on Siegler’s persona and flair for courtroom dramatics, doing everything but outright calling Susan a liar to her face while she’s on the stand.