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Colin Firth for Amanda Knox film?

Published 04/10/2010 | 14:14

Colin Firth is apparently in talks to star in the Michael Winterbottom film
Colin Firth is apparently in talks to star in the Michael Winterbottom film

Colin Firth is in talks to star in a film about the Amanda Knox case.

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The Oscar nominee is set to play a journalist or writer investigating the controversial trial in a film directed by The Killer Inside Me's Michael Winterbottom.

The filmmaker, who was present at a closing hearing in Perugia, Italy, where Knox appeared in court for a slander case, told the Guardian: "There is unlikely to be a character playing Knox - I talked to Firth about the idea of playing a journalist or a writer."

The filmmaker's spokesperson confirmed to Variety that a project based on the Knox case is "in early days".

Variety reports that Michael and Colin have been scouting locations in the area and spending time with Rome-based American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, author of Angel Face: The True Story Of Student Killer Amanda Knox, in past weeks.

Michael's film would be the second Knox project, following a US TV movie titled The Amanda Knox Story, starring Hayden Panettiere in the title role.

Amanda Knox, along with her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, is serving a 25 year sentence in an Italian jail, after being found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British woman with whom she shared an apartment.

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