I need to tell you guys about a Lifetime movie you’ll definitely want to watch. Hayden Panettiere stars in an all new Lifetime Original Movie with (the legend) Marcia Gay Harden. The title? AMANDA KNOX: MURDER ON TRIAL IN ITALY. It’s based on a true story. It’ll confirm what you probably already know: being framed for murder is no fun.
About Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy, via press release:
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy poses the question of whether Knox (Hayden Panettiere), the Seattle honors student accused of murdering her college roommate Meredith Kercher (Amanda Fernando Stevens) in 2007 with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) and acquaintance Rudy Guede (Djirbi Kebe), actually committed the crime or was herself a victim. Referred to as “Foxy Knoxy” by her Italian prosecutor, Guiliani Mignini (Vincent Riotta), and the press, Knox was painted as an oversexed, remorseless killer during her two-year trial leading up to her conviction and subsequent sentencing to 26 years in jail. Marcia Gay Harden portrays Amanda’s mother, Edda Mellas.
The Original Movie will be followed by Lifetime’s hour-long documentary Beyond the Headlines: Amanda Knox, featuring Amanda’s mother, father, friends, investigators, prosecutors and legal scholars who take viewers inside the Italian justice system and reveal what it’s like to be a foreigner locked up and convicted in another country. Set in the town of Perugia, Italy, and Amanda’s hometown of Seattle, the documentary will unravel the legal evidence and allegations to look at what really happened to Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007 — and what Amanda Knox’s role might have been.
To learn more about Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy visit the Official Site.
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy has a premiere date of Monday, February 21 at 9/8 c.
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