Rising actor Daniel Brühl ("Rush," "The Fifth Estate") has scored the lead role in Michael Winterbottom's psychological thriller "The Face of an Angel".
Paul Viragh penned the script which is loosely adapted from Barbie Latza Nadeau's novel "Angel Face". That book deals with the Amanda Knox trial and the media manipulation around it - especially by Knox's family.
Winterbottom says his film version takes a different path, following a troubled filmmaker researching a sensational murder trial in Italy. When the victim becomes forgotten in the media frenzy, the filmmaker is inspired to reconnect with his own daughter.
Cara Delevingne ("Anna Karenina") and Valerio Mastandrea ("The First Beautiful Thing") also star in the project which begins shooting in November in Siena and Rome.
Source: Screen Daily