Catwalk stalker Cara Delevingne will be starring in Michael Winterbottom's "The Face of an Angel" as a beautiful murder suspect. Deadline reports that "the plot bears some resemblance to the travails of Amanda Knox," the American student accused and convicted of the murder of her housemate in Italy. (Knox's conviction was overturned in 2011, but she's currently being retried.)
"The Face of an Angel" is reportedly based on the book "Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox" by Barbie Latza Nadeau of The Daily Beast, but it sounds like Nadeau's book is more a jumping-off point for Paul Viragh's screenplay. "Angel" will also star Kate Beckinsale as a journalist investigating the case, and upcoming hotshot actor Daniel Bruhl as a filmmaker who's also digging into the investigation.
This project has been in the works since about 2010, when it was reported that Colin Firth was attached to star as a journalist. According to the Guardian, " Winterbottom said he was planning a fictional drama. 'I have no view on whether they did it, the film will not be about that. There is unlikely to be a character playing Knox.'" Obviously, the film has been through many changes since then, as have the real-life events around the case. By the time it's in production, there's no telling what this angel face will be doing on screen.