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Amanda Knox: Photos From The TV Film Of Meredith Kercher’s Murder

by | 3rd, February 2011

THE death of Meredith Kercher has been televised. The film is called Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy. No, it’s not called Knox On Trial For Murder. It’s not The Meredith Kercher Story – the victim just wasn’t considered blonde enough to capture the imagination of the TV-viewing public. It’s a title that puts Italy on trial, suggests Knox is innocent and appeals to armchair detectives to fathom out the case.

In the film, you can see Amanda Fernando Stevens (Meredith) being attacked by three actors playing the trio convicted of her murder. Hayden Panettiere (Amanda Knox), Raffaele Sollecito (Paolo Romio) and Rudy Guede (Djirbi Kebe) are all assembled for their big moment. There is a bit of groping and kissing and Kercher’s clothes come lose.

To put the tin lid of the ghastliness of the whole project that will make it must-see-TV, Panettiere says:

“I’m so privileged to play the role. It’s a really great story and a very controversial one.”

She’s right. It’s all about the entertainment. Because when you don’t know the killers or the victim, and the TV news crews keep filming the action and speculating on the legal process – Knox is appealing right now – the death of an innocent young women becomes a soap opera.

Panettiere adds:

“I know her appeal is coming up pretty soon too so it should be interesting to see what is going to happen with that.”

She might even get to star in a sequel: Amanda Knox: I’m Ready For My Close Up…

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