Kate Beckinsale Gets Amanda Knox Inspired Drama 'Face of an Angel'

October 16, 2013

Kate Beckinsale

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.

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  • Xerxexx
    No...respect the memory of Meredith Kercher and shelf this project. Rudy Guede the man responsible for Kercher's death is in prison...why keep this cycle going?
  • Brian Sleider
    This could be cool, I like courtroom dramas




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