New York (ANI): 'Heroes' actress Hayden Panettiere is set to play
Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted of murdering
her roommate in Italy, in a Lifetime movie. The film will air in
2011 on the women"s cable network, according to Deadline.
Knox, 23, and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, were
found guilty last year of killing 21-year -old British student
Meredith Kercher by slashing her throat with a knife during a
violent, drug-fueled sex game, reports the New York Post.
Prosecutors called Knox a 'coiled spring filled with vengeance
because her 'prissy roommate' had criticized her grooming and
sexual habits. After an 11-month trial, Knox was convicted of
murder, sexual assault and other charges in Italy and sentenced to
26 years in prison.