The untitled movie will chronicle the events leading up to the 1989 deaths of entertainment executive Jose Menendez and his wife, Kitty, and their sons' subsequent trial.

A spokesman for cable channel Lifetime, where the film will debut, reveals the movie will focus on the "extreme abuse the brothers endured at their father's hands, while their mother looked the other way."

A press release reads: "In the months that followed the murders, Lyle and Erik Menendez spent their inheritance lavishly, adding to investigators' suspicions that they were involved in the parents’ deaths. After months of guilt consumed Erik, he confessed to the murders to his psychologist, leading to the eventual arrests of him and older brother Lyle.

"Their trial became a national sensation as the public devoured court testimony and the brothers testified that the murders were driven by a lifetime of sexual abuse by their father. After a mistrial and deadlocked jury, the brothers were later retried and convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

"Erik and Lyle remain in prison today, where they're serving their time in separate prisons, nearly 30 years since murdering their parents."

Casting is currently under way for Lyle and Erik and production on the project will begin in February (17) in Vancouver, Canada.