Docu-series lovers have been looking for their next big fix. It was Serial and Making a Murderer, and the O.J.: Made In America “30 for 30” documentary for a while. Then fictionalized versions of this trend came in with The People vs. O.J. Simpson and The Night Of. Could Netflix’s Amanda Knox film be the next big center of obsession? It’s too soon to tell, but the new trailer is intriguing enough.
The film attempts to piece together what really happened when Knox was accused of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher while in Italy in 2007. She spent nearly four years in prison, and the ensuing case before she was eventually acquitted (for the second time) became a media circus for just about every newspaper and tabloid.
Directed by Rob Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, Amanda Knox uses present footage with interviews featuring Knox, her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliana Mignini, and reporter Nick Pisa, and the past with details from the case. As Knox questions in the trailer below, is she the “wolf in sheep’s clothing”?
Amanda Knox will be available on Netflix beginning September 30th. Here’s the official description:
Twice convicted and twice acquitted by Italian courts of the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox became the subject of global speculation as non-stop media attention fed the public’s fascination through every twist and turn of the nearly decade-long case. In a world that remains strongly divided on the legal findings, Amanda Knox goes beyond guilt or innocence to shed new light on the events and circumstances of the past nine years. Featuring unprecedented access to the key people involved and never-before-seen archival material, the film shifts between past to present, exploring the case from the inside out in exclusive interviews with Amanda Knox, her former co-defendant and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini and Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa.