7:30 PM EST, February 3, 2014
LONDON -- Variety has been granted exclusive access to a clip from the promo reel of Michael Winterbottom's psychological thriller "The Face of an Angel," which is inspired by the Amanda Knox case. It is the first glimpse of the film, which is in post-production, to be shown anywhere.
The pic, which stars Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne, is set to be one of the hottest properties at the European Film Market in Berlin, where sales agent WestEnd Films will be showing the film's promo reel to buyers for the first time.
The film is produced by Revolution Films alongside BBC Films, Multitrade and Ypsilon Films. Lipsync and Vedette Finance are also executive producers and partners on the project.
The film is inspired by the book "Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox" by the American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, and uses a fictional adaptation of the tragic story of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Umbria, Italy, and ensuing media circus as a springboard for a wider investigation of society's fascination with violence.