Hayden Panettiere Cast as Murderer, Beating Out Kristen Stewart

September 21, 2010 06:50:02 GMT

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 Cast as Murderer, Beating Out Kristen Stewart
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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.


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posted by why on Sep 21, 2010
why would kristen stewart want to do a television movie? This story doesn't make sense.
posted by nea on Sep 21, 2010
this is not true she never even wanted to do this role or have time to go for screen interview
posted by Daisy on Sep 21, 2010
Nothing against Hayden, but why would Kristen or Megan audition for this part at this time in their careers?! Now maybe Lindsay...
posted by Giggle on Sep 21, 2010
hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Yeah good luck to Hayden on her "thriving" movie career.....
posted by Bob on Sep 21, 2010

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