Mena Suvari and Matthew Modine are set to star in the Lifetime original movie Sex & Lies in Sin City, based on the true story of the death of wealthy Las Vegas casino heir Ted Binion.
The Hollywood Reporter stated the tentatively titled telefilm from Sony Pictures Television and the Konigsberg Co. is based on the book "Murder in Sin City" by Jeff German. Binion (Modine), the heir to the Binion Horseshoe Casino fortune, was found dead in his Vegas home in 1998 by his ex-stripper girlfriend Sandy Murphy (Suvari), ultimately leading to a scandalous trial involving Murphy and her con artist boyfriend.
"Much like a trip to Vegas, this movie is a guilty pleasure," Lifetime senior vp original movies Tanya Lopez said, adding that it "captures all of the true crime story elements and the madness that surrounded Ted Binion's life."
No production date has been set.