Menendez Brothers Lifetime Movie Nico Tortorella Myko Olivier

Lifetime Finds Its Menendez Brothers in Nico Tortorella, Glee's Myko Olivier

Two TV heartthrobs are about to go on trial.

Nico Tortorella (Younger) and Myko Olivier (Glee) have been cast to play killer brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, respectively, in Lifetime’s upcoming movie about the infamous ’90s murder trial, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also, American Crime veteran Benito Martinez has been cast as the boys’ father (and victim) José Menendez. (Courtney Love was previously cast as mom Kitty.)

The murder trial of Lyle and Erik Menendez, accused of killing their parents in the family’s Beverly Hills home in 1989, was one of the most sensational court cases of the decade, with the media spotlight focused on the ultra-rich defendants and their lavish lifestyle. The Lifetime film, still untitled, is expected to focus on the brothers’ allegations of abuse against their father that may have led to the murders.

Tortorella currently plays Sutton Foster’s boy toy Josh on TV Land’s Younger; his previous TV gigs include The Following and Make It or Break It. Olivier played the Head Warbler in Season 6 of Glee, along with roles on Castle and Awkward.

Do Tortorella and Olivier look like they fit the roles of Lyle and Erik Menendez? Give us your first impressions in the comments.

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6 Comments
  1. ninergrl6 says:

    I wasn’t planning on watching this but I love Nico on Younger so I might have to check it out.

    • Steven says:

      Nico is such a nice guy. I still won’t watch, but I’m happy for him.

    • taylorrness says:

      came down here to say exactly the same thing! I know nothing about this case and don’t really care (especially if it’s Lifetime telling it) but aw, man, then they had to cast Nico and make me question everything.

  2. Donna Salvi says:

    How are they even relevant anymore? Does anyone care about the spoiled, evil Menendez Brothers? Old news

  3. Anna G says:

    wow, you can tell youngsters are commenting here. I will definitely be watching. I remember being twelve years old and following this trial very closely. It’s got so much intrigue and was so ground-breaking, defense wise…no matter what your ultimate opinion. Original Trial of the Century!

  4. Albert says:

    Great casting for the Menendez Brothers Movie. People need to watch it. Its unfortunate if people don’t watch. Just like any other family, the craziness can get out Of control!