Even if you've only been loosely following news coverage of the Amanda Knox saga, there's a good chance you'll find scenes in the upcoming movie familiar.
Knox is shown in the arms of her then boyfriend Raffael Sollecito before her arrest, and in court defending her seemingly calm demeanor. Scenes we've all seen repeatedly in the news.
The movie is set to air on the Lifetime channel February 21st.From the Lieftime press release:
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy poses the question of whether Knox (Panettiere), the Seattle honors student accused of murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher (Amanda Fernando Stevens) in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) and acquaintance Rudy Guede (Djirbi Kebe), actually committed the crime or was herself a victim. Referred to as “Foxy Knoxy” by her Italian prosecutor, Guiliani Mignini (Vincent Riotta), and the press, Knox was painted as an oversexed remorseless killer during her two-year trial leading up to her conviction and subsequent sentencing to 26 years in jail. Harden portrays Amanda’s mother Edda Mellas.
Immediately following the movie at 11PM ET/PT, Lifetime will premiere the hour-long documentary, Beyond the Headlines: Amanda Knox, featuring Amanda’s mother, father, friends, investigators, prosecutors and legal scholars who take viewers inside the Italian justice system and reveal what it’s like to be a foreigner locked up and convicted in another country. Set in the town of Perugia, Italy, and Amanda’s hometown of Seattle, the documentary will unravel the legal evidence and allegations to look at what really happened to Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007 – and what Amanda Knox’s role might have been.