Colin Firth wants to get to the bottom of Meredith Kercher murder
HollywoodNews.com: Colin Firth and director Michael Winterbottom are developing a film about U.S. murderer Amanda Knox who offed her college roommate while studying abroad in Italy.
Firth plans to co-write the script and star as a journalist who needs to solve the murder of victim Meredith Kercher, whose life Knox took. Winterbottom is no stranger to psycho killers having recently directed the Sundance entry “The Killer Inside Me.” The duo plan to adapt U.S. journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau’s book ‘Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox.’
Firth lives in Italy in his off time and has allegedly taken an interest in Knox’s case where last December she was convicted by an Italian jury, with questionable evidence, for a 26 year-prison term for charges of sexual assault and the horrific murder of her roommate Kercher in the quiet city of Perugia, Italy.
Says Winterbottom to The Sun, “The case is interesting and at the heart of the story there is a tragedy.”
Out of respect for Kercher’s family, the night of her death in November 2007 won’t be played out in the film.
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