Kate Beckinsale has boarded Michael Winterbottom's upcoming drama The Face of an Angel. Daniel Brühl and Cara Delevingne are already attached.

The story resembles the trial of Amanda Knox, who was an American woman living in Italy. She became involved in the November 2007 murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. The victim was sexually assaulted, brutalized and then killed. Meanwhile, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau follows the case and describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts. The project is based on a book by the writer.

Cara Delevingne is playing the suspect in the murder with Daniel Brühl portraying a documentary filmmaker. Kate Beckinsale has taken on the role of a journalist pursuing the case.

Michael Winterbottom is directing from a script by Paul Viragh. Melissa Parmenter is producing.

Production is slated to begin in Tuscany, Italy soon.