Variety has the first footage from “The Face of an Angel,” a new film inspired by the drama-filled Italian murder trial of American student Amanda Knox.
Perhaps no criminal case in recent memory seems more suited for the movies than the trial of Knox, which captivated people on both sides of the Atlantic. The true crime story is getting the big screen treatment, courtesy of prolific English director Michael Winterbottom (“24 Hour Party People,” “The Trip”). The film stars Golden Globe nominee Daniel Brühl (“Rush”), Kate Beckinsale (“Total Recall”), and supermodel Cara Delevingne in one of her first major movie roles.Amanda Knox at her 2011 murder trial. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Loosely based on Barbie Latza Nadeau’s book “Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox,” the film is a fictionalized account of the events surrounding the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and the subesquent trial of Knox and her Italian boyfriend. Rather than focusing on the trial itself, Winterbottom instead uses the Kercher case as theRead More »from See the first footage of the Amanda Knox-inspired movie ‘The Face of an Angel’