Knox... - Franco Origlia/Getty Images
...and her cinematic doppelganger. - Jesse Grant/WireImage
Everything about the gripping lead-up to Monday's verdict is perfect fodder for the big screen. And no, we're not talking aboutLifetime's ripped-from-the-headlines TV intrepretation, "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy," which ran earlier this year. That was horribly miscast with Hayden Panettiere in the lead role.
The Famous solicited non-Panettiere casting ideas from Tara Ariano and Lindsay Robertson, our shrewd and esteemed colleagues at The Set. While Robertson thought Ellen Page would be an excellent fit for Knox's squirrelly-cute intensity, Ariano suggested Isabel Lucas as a worthy candidate.
Lucas, an Aussie actress whose credits include "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," has Knox's "youthful bushy eyebrows," notes Ariano. She's also got the 24-year-old's high cheekbones and freshfaced naivete. She's kind of perfect.
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- Tara Ariano
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