Director Michael Winterbottom (The Killer Inside Me) and Colin Firth are developing a feature film based on the recent murder case involving American student Amanda Knox. Last December, Knox was convicted by an Italian court for the murder of her roommate and sentenced to 26 years in prison. A representative for Winterbottom told Variety that the project is in its “early days”, and Winterbottom told the Guardian that he was not planning to take sides. Said Winterbottom, “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. I talked to Firth about the idea of playing a journalist or a writer.” However, Variety adds that Winterbottom and Firth have been spending time with Rome-based American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau, author of Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox whose book suggests Knox is guilty.
Turbo-Exp writes: "Mary Poppins is considered one of Disney's first classic live action films, with the role having been made iconic by Julie Andrews. But we've learned in a world where sequels are inevetable, nothing is off limits. We live in a world where there has been a Star Wars: Episode VII, and a Jurassic World, so the fact that Mary Poppins is getting a sequel shouldn't surprise anyone. For what its worth, the film has already done a great job putting together a talented cast which includes Emily Blunt as the lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Ben Whishaw. Yet just when we though the cast couldn't get any more talented, Colin Firth has also come on board for the sequel. "
Netflix has released the two Amanda Knox trailers for the much-anticipated Netflix original documentary, which will launch globally on Netflix on Sept. 30.