Sunday 30 April 2017

Amanda Knox to be focus of new Netflix documentary exploring Meredith Kercher murder case

Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox at Heathrow Airport after she was acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher
Meredith Kercher

Eleanor Bley

Amanda Knox will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary exploring the notorious Meredith Kercher murder case.

The US student was convicted and imprisoned with Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of Ms Kercher, but after appeals and retrials they were acquitted last year by Italy’s highest court.

Titled Amanda Knox, the documentary will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next month before a global launch on September 30.

The case has previously been the subject of the documentary A Long Way From Home, and a TV movie Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy, with Hayden Panettiere in the title role.

Amanda Knox at Heathrow Airport after she was acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher
Amanda Knox at Heathrow Airport after she was acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher

The case was so high-profile in part due to the violent nature in which Meredith Kercher was killed as well as the mystery that surrounded who actually committed the murder. Rudy Guede, the only person convicted of killing the student, is halfway through a 16-year sentence.

True crime documentaries have proven very popular on the streaming service after the release of Making a Murderer earlier this year. Fans of the docuseries will get to return to the story of Steven Avery after a second season was commissioned in July.

Meredith Kercher
Meredith Kercher

Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vice president of original documentary programming, said: “We are committed to pushing the boundaries of the documentary form, and our films screening at Toronto represent both emerging talent and iconic film-makers during a thrilling time for documentaries.”

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