An Italian Court Has Cleared Amanda Knox Of The Murder Of British Student Meredith Kercher.
Knox, 25, who was played by Hayden Panettiere in 2011 TV movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial, and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were previously convicted of killing the 21 year old in Perugia, Italy in 2007.
They both spent four years in jail before they were acquitted and freed on appeal in 2011, but Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation in Rome, overturned the acquittal and ordered a new trial for the pair in 2013. Knox was convicted the following year (14), but remained free as she appealed the verdict.
On Friday (27Mar15) the Italian court overturned the decision and quashed the convictions for them both, finally closing Knox's eight-year legal battle.
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Attorneys representing murder suspect Amanda Knox have threatened to take legal action over new movie The Face Of An Angel.
The film, starring Kate Beckinsale and model Cara Delevingne, is based on the real life murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy in 2007. Knox, 27, was convicted of killing her roommate, but later acquitted of the crime and released from jail in 2011.
She was convicted again earlier this year (14), but remains free as she appeals against the verdict, and her lawyers fear the new movie could have a negative effect on the case.
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'Face of an Angel' looks a little....Hollywood.
Footage from Michael Winterbottom's Amanda Knox-inspired movie Face of An Angel has premiered on Variety's website. A fictionalisation of the much-publicised murder investigation and subsequent sentences, Winterbottom's movie stars the underrated Daniel Bruhl, the overrated Kate Beckinsale and the frankly untested Cara Delevingne.
Daniel Bruhl Stars in 'Face of an Angel'
Based on the book Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by journalist by Barbie Latza Nadeau, Winterbottom's movie follows a filmmaker (Bruhl) who travels to Italy to research a film adaptation of the book with its author (Beckinsale).
Continue reading: First Look At Michael Winterbottom's 'Amanda Knox' Movie. Urgh.
Cara Delevingne is set to star in a film based on the 2009 murder trial in which Amanda Knox was found guilty of killing British student Meredith Kercher.
The British model has reportedly signed up for 'The Face of an Angel', based on the 2009 murder trial in which Amanda and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were found guilty of killing British student Meredith Kercher, who was stabbed to death in the home she shared with the US student.
It is believed Cara won't play the lead role of Amanda - who was later set free after her conviction was overturned in 2011, but could again be convicted in a new trail which started this week - but will play a major role alongside Colin Firth, who is also tipped to star.
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Formerly convicted killer Amanda Knox is rushed in and out of her car without press photos as she arrives and leaves the ABC studios in New York City.
Amanda Knox has been ordered to stand trial for a second time over the death of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007.
Knox, 25, and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were previously convicted of killing the 21 year old and spent four years in jail before they were both acquitted and freed on appeal in 2011.
However, Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation in Rome, overturned the acquittal on Tuesday (26Mar13) and a judge ordered a new trial for the pair.
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Amanda Knox, the American student convicted and then cleared of murdering her British room-mate Meredith Kercher, has signed a book deal with publisher Harper Collins worth a reported $4 million, according to the UK's Daily Telegraph.
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Freed American student Amanda Knox is set to lift the lid on her murder conviction and subsequent acquittal as part of a multi-million dollar book deal.
Knox, who was played onscreen by Hayden Panettiere in a TV movie, has signed with publishing house HarperCollins to tell her story in a deal said to be worth $4 million (£2.5 million).
She spent four years behind bars in Italy for killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007, but her conviction was overturned last year (11).
A statement from HarperCollins reads, "Knox will give a full and unflinching account of the events that led to her arrest in Perugia and her struggles with the complexities of the Italian judicial system. Aided by journals she kept during her imprisonment, Knox will talk about her harrowing experience at the hands of the Italian police and later prison guards and inmates."
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A bidding war has broken out for the memoirs of Amanda Knox - the 24-year-old American student who was cleared of murdering her British housemate Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy. A number of US publishers are anxious to get their hands on the book, which is predicted to be one of the biggest selling titles in recent memory.
Continue reading: Amanda Knox Memoirs Spark Multi-million Dollar Bidding War