It’s Cara Delevingne's latest big screen role… and she arguably couldn’t have picked a more controversial film. The Face of an Angel is inspired by the events surrounding the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia in 2007. And the trailer has been released just days after Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty – again - of the student’s murder. They had been originally found guilty in 2009, before being acquitted and then reconvicted in a fresh trial.
The film, directed by Michael Winterbottom and also starring Kate Beckinsale, is based on the book Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox by journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau. Michael Winterbottom bought the rights to the book in 2010 after he read it on a flight from America to London.
‘In the film, the main character is not based on Amanda Knox or Meredith, but a fictional character named Thomas, played by Daniel Bruhl’, Barbie tells Grazia. ‘He is a filmmaker who buys the rights of a true crime book from an American journalist. Also starring in it is Kate Beckinsale, playing Simone Ford, a character loosely based on me. Cara Delevigne also has a role playing a character of a young English girl called Melanie. It is daunting, to say the least, to have someone like Kate play a character based on me… and totally surreal watching her.
'The film touches on how journalists covering murder might appear callous and numb to cope with the often-unbearable details of the story they are faced with, and about how outsiders might appear obsessed with a crime they have nothing to do with, all because they feel an injustice.'
Watch the trailer below...