EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd launches sales in Toronto on the Italy-set thriller, which uses the Amanda Knox trial as a jumping off point.
Daniel Bruhl, here with The Fifth Estate and Rush, has joined the cast of Michael Winterbottom’s Italy-set psychological thriller Face of An Angel.
The cast also features model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne (Anna Karenina) and Valerio Mastandrea (The First Beautiful Thing).
WestEnd has boarded international sales and is introducing the project to buyers here.
The film starts shooting in November in Siena and Rome. Revolution’s Melissa Parmenter produces and partners and backers are Italian production company Cattleya, BBC Films, Hero Films, Lipsync Productions and the Tuscany Regional Film Fund.
The film is adapted form Barbie Latza Nadeua’s book of the same name about the Amanda Knox trial – but Winterbottom told Screen that the film isn’t really about the Knox trial and is more inspired by Dante. (More of Winterbottom talking about the project earlier this year here.)
The script, written by Paul Viragh, will centre on a troubled filmmaker who is researching a sensational murder trial in Italy; he sees the victim forgotten in the media frenzy and is inspired to reconnect with his own daughter.