Not since her criminally under-looked supporting appearance in Reese Witherspoon’s seminal elevator videos has so much been riding on a performance of the kind that Cara Delevigne will give in The Face Of An Angel, the Amanda Knox-inspired psychological thriller directed by Michael Winterbottom (The Killer Inside Me, 9 Songs) and starring Daniel Bruhl (Rush, Inglorious Basterds) and Kate Beckinsale.

As we’ve previously established, The Face of an Angel takes its narrative cues from American journalist Barbie Latza Nadeau’s memoir ‘Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox’ and the ongoing investigation surrounding the violent murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, in 2007 with its savage media circus. 

The Face of an Angel then follows the same tack, with Bruhl commissioned to write a film about the trial based on Beckinsale’s memoir; Delevingne plays a tour guide with aplomb.

‘The trial based on Beckinsale’s memoir’: there’s a sentence I can’t wait to write outside the context of this film.