Cara Delevingne has reportedly been cast as Amanda Knox’s sister in Michael Winterbottom’s new biopic.
The model is said to have turned down the chance to model at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show so she could take the role of Knox’s sibling Deanna. Cara, 21, is already listed on film site IMDB.com as part of the cast for The Face of an Angel but has been waiting for director Michael Winterbottom to officially announce her casting.
Cara Delevingne is keen to move into acting
A friend of Cara’s told The Daily Mail: ‘Victoria’s Secret want Cara to do the show this year. ‘They love the quirkiness she brings. But acting is where her heart really lies and she wants to prioritise that over modelling.’ Cara, who recently finished work on new film Kids In Love, has appeared in Anna Karenina and reportedly tried out for a role in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Computer studies graduate Sollecito is currently back on trial accused of the brutal knife killing, along with his former girlfriend Knox.
Murder suspect Raffaele Sollecito has paid a secret visit to the grave of student Meredith Kercher, it was claimed today. Computer studies graduate Sollecito, 29, is currently back on trial accused of the brutal knife killing, along with his former girlfriend Amanda Knox, 26.
The claims he went to Meredith’s grave will come as a shock to her family who have asked several times that Knox stay away from the final resting place - despite her making several pleas to visit. Details of Sollecito’s secret trip emerged during an Italian TV programme to mark the sixth year anniversary of the murder in Perugia and came just days before he is due to attend the retrial ordered by Italy’s Supreme Court earlier this year.
According to the programme Sollecito was taken to the cemetery in Coulsdon, Surrey, by an English friend of his while visiting London in March, at the same time as the retrial was announced. He did not ask for permission from Meredith’s family and according to the show he is said to have “said a silent prayer” for the British student, but did not leave any flowers.
Raffaele Sollecito and Meredith Kercher
Sollecito’s father Francesco said: “I have communicated the results to my son and naturally he is delighted. We have always said he had nothing to do with the death of poor Meredith. He is living in the Dominican Republic at the moment but he will return this week for the trial.” Mr Sollecito added he had “no details” of his son’s visit to the grave but said his son has always felt huge sympathy for the Kercher family for the loss of Meredith.
On Oct. 15, Amanda Knox sat down with KING 5's Linda Byron to talk at length about what happened in Perugia and Knox's life now. Two years ago Knox was acquitted by an Italian appeals court of the Nov. 2007 murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. Back at UW to finish her degree, Knox is once again on trial in Italy. Six years into an international legal saga, Knox said she still feels like her voice has not been heard. In addition, click the links below to watch Linda Byron's first three stories about her interview with Knox:
Raffaele Sollecito, the former boyfriend of Amanda Knox, could make a statement in Italian court claiming neither of them are guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher, his father has said.
The trial is the latest in a drawn-out legal process that saw Knox, 26, and Sollecito convicted and jailed in Perugia in 2007, before being released after four years when they were cleared on appeal, only for that verdict to be overturned by Italy's supreme court this year.
Sollecito's father Francesco played down suspicions that his son was preparing to head back there after the hearing. He said: "It was just a holiday - you can't be a fugitive for life." He added that Raffaele Sollecito will now go back to his family home in Puglia, in southern Italy.
The 29-year-old will attend a hearing in Florence in the appeal trial that sees the former lovers accused of killing the British student in Perugia in November 2007.
At the hearing, results will be revealed from a DNA test ordered by the judge on a knife found in Sollecito's apartment, which prosecutors believed to be the murder weapon. Police originally claimed to have found both Miss Kercher's and Knox's DNA on the knife, but the Kercher DNA was challenged by a forensic evidence review during the appeal. The latest trace to be analysed, which was considered too small to test during the review and is known as Trace "I", is likely to be Knox's DNA, results have shown.
RadarOnline.com can offer a look into that trying time and their tragic romance through a heartbreaking prison letter Knox managed to send to Sollecito in 2008, just one year into their imprisonment. Right away, Knox expresses her frustration at being wrongly imprisoned.
“These people, these accusers are like children that can’t/won’t wrap their minds around the idea that they are wrong, that all of this is just one huge misconception,” she writes. “…I honestly ask myself how come people can even look themselves in the mirror after pointing their fingers at us, calling us satanic murders [sic], when really the truth is in plain sight: THEY HAVE NOTHING – only their own twisted imaginations.” “I can’t wait for the moment that we are freed,” she wrote her one-time lover. “I’ve imagined the moment so many times,” she admits. “Sometimes I cry, sometimes I faint, sometimes I jump up and down, sometimes I dance. What’s probably going to happen is I’ll just sigh, finally relieved of the burden that has been pressing down on us …”
An admitted atheist, Knox found no solace in religion, although she was admittedly close to the prison deacon, who taught her how to play guitar. “It is true that I’m not Christian and that the idea of some sort of recompense in the afterlife doesn’t consol [sic] me, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t see in my own way a light throughout all this darkness,” she writes. “The way I see it, life is a continuous equilibrium, no matter where we stand.” “If life is easy, then it is lived easily with small ups and downs to every situation,” Knox explains. “But right now, we are living through an extraordinarily difficult experience that has both extraordinary downs (of which we are unfortunately all too familiar) and also extraordinary ups, which are the treasures of life that we have the opportunity to find.”
Ever the optimist, she writes, “This time of our life has taken away so much that we have loved and perhaps taken for granted, but it has provided us with the opportunity to really do something good, which is to confront a horrendous challenge with bravery and patience.” “You’re very sweet, Raffaele,” she writes, “and I’ve decided I don’t care about waiting until this is over to contact you. After all, we both share this experience and will carry the scars for the rest of our lives. So, I don’t want to wait until the craziness ends to try to share with you whatever strength I have to get through this. What do you think?!”