Topics

Meredith Kercher

Why Amanda Knox trusted two rookie filmmakers to tell her story in a new Netflix doc

Why Amanda Knox trusted two rookie filmmakers to tell her story in a new Netflix doc

A month after Amanda Knox was released from prison, a pair of rookie filmmakers flew to Seattle to meet her.

She had just spent nearly four years behind bars in Italy, accused of murdering a woman she shared a home with during a college exchange program. She and her onetime Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had been exonerated on appeal by a lack of DNA evidence implicating them in the crime.

Upon her return to Washington, paparazzi began to stalk her. On the nightly news, anchors questioned how she would capitalize on her newfound fame — might she join “Dancing With the Stars” or sell her life rights to a Hollywood director? Even though her name had been...

75°