New Actress Cast to Play Casey Anthony

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The actress originally chosen to play Casey Anthony in a Lifetime movie about the high-publicity case has been replaced. 

After just a week of filming on Prosecuting Casey Anthony, Canadian actress Holly DeVeaux dropped out of the project and has been replaced by Virginia Welch, People magazine reports. A source close to the production was quoted as saying that the decision for DeVeaux to leave was mutual.

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Welch has appeared in several independent films and commercials as well as a television series called A God Named Pablo.

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Also appearing in the Lifetime movie are Rob Lowe, who plays prosecutor Jeff Ashton, and The Office star Oscar Nunez, who portrays defense attorney Jose Baez. 

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Casey Anthony has been in hiding since being acquitted in July 2011 of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.