Moviemaker Steven Soderbergh is to tackle one of America's most controversial stories of 2009 after writing a play about the death of Florida toddler CAYLEE ANTHONY.
The little girl's mother, Casey, is charged with killing her. The mum has pleaded not guilty to the murder.
Caylee's remains were found in December 2008.
Soderbergh's play, Tot Mom, is to debut at Australia's Sydney Theatre Company in December (09).
The STC's artistic directors are Cate Blanchett and her husband, writer Andrew Upton.