Back to IndieWire

Watch: The Amanda Knox Case Gets the Film Treatment in Exclusive Clip from ‘The Face of an Angel’

Watch: The Amanda Knox Case Gets the Film Treatment in Exclusive Clip from 'The Face of an Angel'

In 2007, a 21-year-old British student named Meredith Kercher was murdered in Perugia, Italy. Almost immediately, her roommate, Amanda Knox, was suspected of committing the crime. The story made international news as Knox was put on trial, both in the courtroom and international media. This story is what inspired Michael Winterbottom’s fictionalized version of events called “The Face of an Angel,” a film which is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month.

READ MORE: TIFF Completes 2014 Lineup; Final Additions Include New James Franco and Cannes Sensation ‘The Tribe’

Daniel Brühl stars as a filmmaker named Thomas who wants to make a movie based on a fictionalized book about the murder. He seeks out a journalist and author of the book, played by Kate Beckinsale. in the exclusive clip below, we see their first meeting in a piazza in Italy, and the intrigue begins from there. Winterbottom’s script sounds quite meta, no doubt reflecting his own infatuation with the case into Thomas’ journey. Is the film meant to be a fictionalized version of the intense Knox trials, or is it a commentary on our obsession with criminal celebrity and the media superstorm that surrounded the Knox case? We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, check out the clip below:

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox