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The Amanda Knox Story: Hayden Panettiere And Colin Firth Debate The Entertaining Murder

by | 10th, October 2010

HAYDEN Panettiere is to portray Meredith Kercher’s murderer Amanda Knox in a chocolate box film TV called The Amanda Knox Story. In what still passes for reality, Raffaele Sollecito, Rudy Guede and Knox sexually assaulted Kercher and slashed the British girl’s throat with a knife in Perugia. That was way, way, way back in 2007.

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Knox got 26 years jail – Sollecito was sentenced to 25 years while Guede got 30 years. Guede, who is black and from the Ivory Coast has not been heard of. But Knox, who is blonde and American, is a cause celebre for anyone wanting to bash the Italians and tap into a bit of sexy-drug-fulled scandal.

So. Can a young, fit, sexually active American be a murderer in a picturesque setting with coffee shops and an aqueduct? Well, yes.

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Can a TV company make some cash and fiction from a girl’s brutal murder? Can it open up the story to a  debate? Yes. It’s already begun. Get a load of this from the Telegraph:

Colin Firth is to play a journalist investigating the mystery surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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Mystery?

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Amanda Knox, right, listens to her lawyer Maria Del Grosso, at the Perugia court, Italy, Saturday, May 21, 2011. A tearful Amanda Knox said Saturday that being in prison is "very frustrating and mentally exhausting" as the American student convicted of murdering her roommate insisted she is innocent and does not want to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Knox was emotional as she briefly addressed the appeals court in Perugia at the end of the session, her voice breaking at times and her eyes tearing up. She was convicted in 2009 of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher of Britain, and sentenced to 26 years in prison. (AP Photo/Stefano Medici)

It will be directed by Michael Winterbottom:

“The idea would be that ultimately there isn’t an answer, it’s all a puzzle,” said Winterbottom, on a scouting visit to Perugia. “When you read about the case, there seems to be no convincing explanation for what happened. We are certainly not going to be saying ‘This person is innocent, or that person is guilty’. But we will be asking ‘Is this system of justice fair?'”

And what better way to debate justice and truth than with a fictionalised account of what might have happened?

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In other news, Panettiere has been having her face licked by a young wolf at the screening of the new animated film Alpha and Omega at the BFI Southbank in London. The wolf is a pretty creature who looks incapable of murder. Panettiere is the voice of the alpha wolf with a heart of gold.

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Hayden Panettiere arrives for the screening of the new animated film Alpha and Omega at the BFI Southbank in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Picture date: Sunday October 10, 2010. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA



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