Attorneys for Amanda Knox, the American woman who was convicted in Italy of killing a fellow student and nicknamed "Foxy Knoxy" by the Italian press, are trying to halt a planned television movie starring Hayden Panettiere,the New York Post reports.
According to the story, "Knox, an American student going to school in Perugia, Italy, was found guilty last December along with her boyfriend of the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student who shared an apartment with Knox."
Lifetime has announced that it is making the telepic "The Amanda Knox Story."
"It is inconceivable to make a film when a final verdict on this case has not been reached," Maria Del Grosso, a member of Knox’s legal team, told the Italian press, the story says. While Knox was found guilty last December, she still has appeals left to her conviction.
Furthermore, the family of the murdered student is also angry over the plans for the Lifetime movie, reports FoxNews.com.
John Kercher, the father of the murdered student, told Fox Newss, "I don’t like the idea of a film based on Meredith’s death. Seeing it graphically portrayed on the big screen is a horrible thought."