Hayden Panettiere Cast as Murderer, Beating Out Kristen Stewart


Hayden Panettiere Cast as Murderer, Beating Out Kristen Stewart


The 'Heroes' babe reportedly also wins over Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox in the competition to take the lead role on upcoming TV show 'The Amanda Knox Story'.

Hayden Panettiere has beaten out competition from Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Kristen Stewart to bring the sensational story of convicted murderer Amanda Knox to the small screen. The "Heroes" actress has signed a deal with America's Lifetime network to star in "The Amanda Knox Story", the Hollywood tale of the real-life U.S. exchange student's sensational Italian murder trial surrounding the brutal killing of her roommate.

Knox became an object of international fascination at 20, when she and her Italian boyfriend were arrested in the country in November 2007 and accused by prosecutors of killing 21-year-old Meredith Kercher during a violent night fueled by sex and drugs. Knox, her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and Italian native Rudy Guede were charged with sexually assaulting Kercher, while the American was accused of slashing her roommate's throat with a knife.

Knox's 11-month trial ended in December 2009, and she was sentenced to 26 years in prison in an Italian jail. She maintains her innocence and has filed an appeal.

Sollecito received 25 years and, in a separate trial, Guede received 30 years.

"The Amanda Knox Story" is set to broadcast on U.S. TV in 2011.

© AceShowbiz.com


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