Who Should Play Amanda Knox Onscreen?

Movie deals, interview pleas are flying as the American student’s conviction is overturned.

By Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Remember when Drew Barrymore, Alyssa Milano and Noelle Parker (yeah, we totally had to Google her) all rushed to play Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher? The new pop-culture question du jour: Who will play Amanda Knox?

The Los Angeles Times reports Lifetime plans to update its TV movie that first aired in February, starring Hayden Panettiere as the American college student convicted of killing her roommate in Italy. And now that Knox’s conviction has been overturned and she’s been set free, CNN predicts an all-out sprint for media interviews, movies, book deals and more.

Colin Firth could star in one flick, as a reporter covering the much-talked-about trial, according to the network, and with several books already written about the case, there’s plenty of fodder for Knox movies on the big screen and small screen alike.

Fisher, if you remember, shot the wife of her former flame, Joey Buttafuoco, and served six years in prison. She ended up writing a book and going into adult entertainment, and she dipped into reality-TV waters while struggling with alcoholism on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Let’s hope Knox’s post-prison experience is kinder.

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First Published October 4, 2011

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