UPDATE: The Lifetime TV movie based on the Amanda Knox story is getting an update, in light of Monday’s shocking acquittal of the 24-year-old American student and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito. Both had been found guilty of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and spent the last four years in Italian prison but the ruling was overturned Monday in appeals court.
Lifetime announced all rebroadcasts of “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” will feature new opening and closing cards including the updated information on how the case turned out. The movie is scheduled to air at 9/8c tonight and again at 10/9c on Thursday night. The network claims the airdates were scheduled weeks in advance and the timing is coincidental, according to Deadline, who also adds there are no plans for a sequel at this time.
Convicted killer Amanda Knox filed a lawsuit Thursday in Italian court against a TV movie she claims “exploited” her, according to the New York Post.
Knox’s legal team is trying to prevent the international distribution of the Lifetime movie “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy,” which starred Hayden Panettiere and aired on Lifetime in February.
Knox’s lawyers claim the film “caused her very serious, irreversible damage” and have asked that it be banned from further distribution and from the internet.
”I’m devastated by this invasion into my life and the way I’m being exploited,” Knox said Thursday. She also added, “I consider it the pinnacle of the repeated violations by the media against my person, my personality and my (life) story.”
Knox, 23, is in the process of appealing her November 2009 conviction for the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher, for which she received a 26-year sentence in an Italian prison. Her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito was also convicted for the crime and is currently serving a 25-year term. He claims the Lifetime movie was “inaccurate” and contained “implausible scenes.”
The next hearing on the matter is set for July 4.