Amanda Knox might have been cleared of Meredith Kercher’s death, but her murder trial was again brought to the spotlight with the film “Face of an Angel,” where model Cara Delevingne showcased her acting talents.
Last month, Italy’s highest court reversed the guilty verdict in the Amanda Knox murder trial amid the media frenzy.
While the student would have wanted to leave all of it behind her, a new film will revisit the Perugia hearing and all the media frenzy that surrounded it.
Michael Winterbottom, the director of “Face of an Angel,” told Entertainment Weekly that Meredith Kercher’s death was lost in the media frenzy that focused on the murder trial of Amanda Knox.
He said, “Meredith’s death is almost lost in all the fascination.
It was a big soap opera around Amanda Knox, and the press felt they had to tell the story in the way they did because of the demands of the market.
They had to sell their stories back to America or back to Britain, so they have to frame their story the way the people would buy.” The director claimed the Amanda Knox murder trial exposed him to a lot of ugliness in how the media covered the event.
The “Face of an Angel” is also an opportunity for Cara Delevingne to prove she can transition from supermodel to actress.
“Delevingne portrays the seductive and ambitious Melanie, a student tour guide who’s eager to catch the responsible party red-handed,” said Bustle .
“However, the more the filmmaker becomes attached to the model-esque beauty (reason number one why Delevingne is so perfect for this role) the more he’s tempted to depart from the case and pursue love.” Although the “Face of an Angel” is not Cara Delevingne’s acting debut-her credits include “Anna Karenina” and the short, “The Return”–her movie career is about to take off with the announcement that she’s going to play Harley Quinn in the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad.”