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Hayden Panettiere to Play Amanda Knox in Telepic

Hayden Panettiere to Play Amanda Knox in Telepic

Hayden Panettiere‘s next role will be to play American exchange student Amanda Knox in a upcoming Lifetime movie, according to Variety.

The telepic will center around Amanda, who Italian authorities have accused of killing her roommate in 2007 while they were studying in Italy.

Her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was also convicted of murder, sexual assault and obstruction of justice. Amanda is currently serving a 26-year jail sentence.

The Amanda Knox Story is expected to air sometime next year.

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  • Dayana

    She looks perfect.

  • KellStar


  • rhonda

    she is not an accused murderer, she has been convicted!

  • Linda

    That’s a bad choice of role for her. She wants to play a murderer?

  • Moses Ashford

    I wish that she would do more mainstream movies.

  • joboots


    Heard that conviction is under appeal,I do believe!!!


    she’s doing lifetime original movies now…
    wow.. her career is really over

    i don’t know why THIS is news, this ‘telemovie’ announcement.

    we all know less than 3 million people watch these TV movies and hayden had such a great career going.. why is she still the face of Neutrogena? she’s over.

  • shrine

    I used to think she looked kinda cute. What happened?


    this is an awful idea. she’ll sit there and be expressionless for 2 hours.

  • noxy2004it

    You arrogant American people, she is not accused, SHE HAS BEEN CONVICTED, she killed a young british student!! We have fair trials in Italy and just to remember Romans invented legal system more than 2000 years ago, which continues to influence legal systems now! So we now how to put on trial!!

  • sea

    Right, Knox is a murderer and it’s a scandal to make a movie, unless it’s very clear that she is guilty.

  • Mimi

    Mh, just so you know, she hasn’t been accused. Her culpability has been proven in court, hence the 26 years of jail time.
    I don’t really understand all this “advocating” on her behalf from American medias.
    She took part in a sexual assault and then mercilessly murdered her roommate, and if that wasn’t enough, she then provided a false story to the authorities misleading the investigations. And then you want to make a telemovie out of her character.

  • lexy hates bilson

    She looks beautiful. Good to see her working and trying new types of roles.

  • mailey

    i cant see the whole dress, but this color looks good on her.

  • jc

    Doing a film will give the producers an opportunity to tell the true story, if they dare. Being convicted in biased Italian courts is not the same as being convicted here among her peers. It is currently being appealed and with any luck the conviction will be overturned by the time the film is completed. It’s quite obvious this young woman is innocent and was falsely imprisoned.

  • SP

    @jc oh yeah and why’s that? Is it because Americans are incapable of murder?

  • sea

    Obvious?? O_O
    Wrong: she is actually VERY guilty!
    A movie about what? Her innocence? This is weird!

  • life

    It’s an insult for Meredith’s family. She killed a british girl!!!!
    Sorry but I’m really angry to read that Knox is a pretty american girl. Give me a break! She’s a KILLER!!!!

  • noxy2004it

    When I look at this arrogant, selfish and ignorant American people I feel very proud to be european and to be judged by “biased italian courts”.

  • Bea Jones

    It seems many of you have not read of the recent findings of an
    American ex-prosecuter attorney….I think that’s what he was….
    as he reviewed all the ”evidence” in this case. Turns out that
    there isn’t any. He showed the fraudulent investigation of the
    Italian Policia. There is a significant explanation of her
    so-called ”confession”…..and more.

    I hope that ALL the profits from this film go to the Knox family
    to pay for the significantly expensive flights to Italy…
    lodging, attorney fees, private investigators, etc.

    My opinion is that a movie ”someday” would be great…
    but most definitely not at this time…..

  • Hanna

    I don’t want to get drawn into the debate about her guilt but this idea is an insult to Meredith Kercher and her family.

    Meredith, is the name of the girl who was brutally murdered and who peopele seem to forget. Her name isn’t even mentioned in this story, just refered to as the roommate.

  • Lilly

    Oh, so you’ve read the script? Craig Anderson, the producer, is a very accomplished film maker. He won a Tony award for the famous play “On Golden Pond”. I look forward to seeing the film!