It’s almost eery seeing these pics for how similar they are to the court case surrounding the death of Meredith Kercher. Meredith was killed on November 1st 2007 in Perugia and since then her flatmate, student from the US Amanda Knox, has been on trial for the murder. Knox’ boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito has also been condemned for the murder, with a sentence of 26 years for Knox and 25 years for Sollecito.
The television movie True Stories: The Trials of Amanda Knox, more commonly known as the Amanda Knox Story, is being directed by Robert Dornhelm, with the starring role of the prosecuted student going to Hayden Panettiere. Knox’ mother is played by Marcia Gay Harden and completing the cast is Paolo Romio and Djibril Kebe.
We’re expecting something likely to be done in bad taste, given that this trial isn’t even over with appeals set for the moment and already a movie crew is cashing in on the murder of a university student that occurred just three years ago. What’s more the title of the soap film makes you wonder who the real victim has been. Take a look at the pics to see Panettiere’s resemblance to the real Amanda Knox.
A film on the Amanda Knox case in Italy is being made, directed by Robert Dornhelm and starring Hayden Panettiere as Amanda and Paolo Romio who will play her boyfriend and suspected accomplice, Raffaele Sollecito. The case of the murder of Meredith Kercher has become famous in Italy, and this piece of Italian cinema will certainly stir up even more interest in the mysterious story. This particular crime in Italy has already been the subject of much media attention, documentaries and talk shows.
The film title, The Amanda Knox Story indicates that the storyline will mostly be about the young American student accused of the murder, and not Meredith, the British girl killed. At this stage we expect a relatively factual take on the story and subsequent court case (still ongoing), without any moral judgement or suggestions as to the guilt or innocence of the protagonists. That’s not to say it won’t be controversial, though and we’ll have more on how the film develops as it comes.