“Believe her” or “suspect her.” Those are the options given by two trailers Netflix dropped on TODAY for their upcoming documentary “Amanda Knox.” The film delves into the case, subsequent conviction, and eventual acquittal of Knox, 29, along with her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher while studying abroad in Perugia, Italy in 2007.
Knox spent 4 years in Italian prison, until the case was appealed on Oct. 4, 2011, but the case continued to be challenged from both sides, leading to a second conviction and acquittal in 2014-2015.
Filmmakers Rod Blackhurst (“Here Alone”) and Brian McGinn (“Chef’s Table”) approach the controversial case from various views in the documentary, including exclusive interviews with Knox who relays in the trailer “Believe Her” that “it could have been anyone” to get wrongly tangled in the horrors and “tossed into this dark place.”
In the “Suspect Her” trailer, Italian prosector inquires if she is “a monster” and reporter Nick Pisa refers to her as “mad.” It includes news coverage from the 2007 media frenzy surrounding the case, and Knox’s behavior and reactions during the trial that were seen by many as as strange and unemotional. “That’s not grief,” says one reporter.
“Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing,” says Knox, looking straight through the camera, “…or I am you.”
The film is set to premiere on Netflix on September 30.