Kate Beckinsale: ‘The Face Of An Angel’ Tells The Amanda Knox Story

Kate Beckinsale has The Face of an Angel. But seriously, she has been cast as the lead in the movie of said title, written and directed by Michael Winterbottom.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Kate Beckinsale recently dished her feelings on the confidence that comes with age.

The film is based on the book Angel Face by Barbie Latza Nadeau, which is an account of the Amanda Knox story. Press releases say it’s “hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate.”

Barbie Latza Nadeau is said to have cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense. The Face Of An Angel will discuss the “powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat.”

The movie claims to show how the family of Amanda Knox used “heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage, distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy’s justice system.”

No, Kate Beckinsale is not playing the innocent “Amanda Knox” in the story, rather she will play a journalist investigating the case. The film begins production in Tuscany, Italy and is backed by BBC Films.

What do you think of Kate Beckinsale’s latest project? (I think she should have been cast as the Amanda Knox character myself…)

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