Suspect her? Or believe her? That’s the question posed to you, I and all other Netflix subscribers with the first duelling teasers for upcoming documentary Amanda Knox.
Pegged for a world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, co-directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn are the brains behind the feature, one that will chronicle the Amanda Knox case “from the inside out.” In doing so, the filmmakers have opened up access to never-before-seen archival material, along with interviews with the key people involved in the case that gained notoriety circa 2007.
Amanda Knox, her former co-defendant and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini and Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa are all among the interviewees on board, and today’s first snippets tee up the allegations made against Knox almost a decade ago. For the uninitiated, she was twice convicted and twice acquitted by Italian courts of the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher under questionable circumstances, and while it doesn’t fall into the same bracket per se, Netflix will no doubt have one eye on Making a Murderer as a bar to potentially surpass.
After premiere at TIFF 2016 tomorrow, September 9, Amanda Knox will then open against Marvel’s Luke Cage on September 30. It’ll be catering for a totally different audience, as the teasers below prove, but it’ll be fascinating to see how Netflix subscribers take to Blackhurst and McGinn biting documentary. Mette Heide (India’s Daughter) is attached to produce.