Kate Beckinsale Gets Amanda Knox Inspired Drama 'Face of an Angel'
by Ethan Anderton
October 16, 2013
Following his tonally inconsistent The Look of Love, director Michael Winterbottom is using another real life figure as the inspiration for a new drama. The filmmaker is set to direct The Face of an Angel, an adaptation of Barbie Latza's Nadeau book Angel Face, with a story that is seemingly inspired by the trial and conviction of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student who, along with her boyfriend, were accused and imprisoned for killing her housemate Meredith Kercher in Italy. Knox served four years in prison before the conviction was overturned, and now the story inspired by her trial has just gained Kate Beckinsale.
The star of Underworld and Pearl Harbor won't be playing Knox though. Instead, Deadline reports Beckinsale will be playing a journalist covering the case. In addition, Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) will play one of the murder suspects and Daniel Bruhl, fresh off his film-stealing performance in Rush, will play a documentary filmmaker trying to uncover the truth about the murder as well. The film starts shooting this year in Italy with BBC Films behind the film. This sounds like it could end up at film festival next year, much like The Look of Love, so we'll keep our ears to the ground for more.