Amanda Knox teams with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky on a big-budget TV drama that tells the chilling true story of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher – her subsequent conviction for the harrowing crime and her ultimate acquittal.
DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal that the two women have formed a ‘close’ bond while working on the project, which will see Amanda shed new and dramatic light on the untimely death of British student Meredith, 21, who was brutally murdered stabbed to death. at their shared home in Perugia, Italy, in 2007.
The case gripped the world as it began to unfold – and its many gory details, twists and turns have been the focus of several TV dramas since.
But now Amanda is putting her own spin on the retelling of events that have been so closely researched over the past sixteen years – all with the help of 50-year-old Monica, with whom she has a “very close” bond throughout production got. of the series.
‘Monica and Amanda have become very close and are in almost constant contact. They discover they have a lot in common and support each other,” a friend told DailyMail.com.
Wrongfully convicted Amanda Knox (seen in 2011) has written a new show telling her story for Hulu – and it’s being produced by Monica Lewinsky
A source told DailyMail.com that the unlikely duo became “very good” friends during the making of the project. Amanda is seen on the left during her trial in 2011 and Monica is recently seen on the right
“Monica (seen in 2020) and Amanda have become very close and are in almost constant contact,” the insider revealed. ‘They notice that they have a lot in common and support each other’
Amanda was wrongfully arrested for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher (seen), in Italy in 2007, and was acquitted of all charges eight years later
Monica, 50, who was thrust into the spotlight after it was revealed she had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton when she was 22 years old and working as a White House intern, first hint at the show last week.
While she didn’t reveal much, she teased an exciting new project during an appearance on the Today show, revealing that she was working with “another young woman who found her life torn apart.”
She said: “I wish it had been announced already, but I am executive producing a series about another young woman who saw her life torn apart on the world stage but somehow managed to survive.
“I think it’s going to be very powerful and hopefully they’ll announce it soon.”
Monica entered the production world in 2019, when she produced the series Impeachment, which told the story of her entanglement with Bill, as well as her betrayal by former girlfriend Linda Tripp, played by Sarah Paulson.
Monica was played by actress Beanie Feldstein and the show was led by Ryan Murphy, the brain behind other popular series like Glee and American Horror Story.
The series brought the scandal back to public attention and led to much speculation about the truths lurking in the dramatized script – something that Monica and Amanda’s retelling of Kercher’s gruesome murder will no doubt also have to deal with.
Amanda – and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito – were both convicted of the violent crime and spent almost four years in prison after the murder of exchange student Meredith.
Amanda, who was twenty years old at the time, and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were first blamed for the crime and she was sentenced to 26 years in prison.
Later, a burglar named Rudy Guede was found guilty of Meredith’s murder after his fingerprints were found on her belongings and Amanda and Raffaele’s convictions were overturned.
More than a decade after the fateful day when Amanda was wrongfully found guilty of murder, she will retell her story for the upcoming Hulu series.
She had called the police after finding Meredith’s bedroom door locked and noticing blood in the bathroom, but after law enforcement officials noticed her acting strangely, she became a suspect.
At the time, Amanda blamed her boss at a local bar where she worked, Patrick Lumumba, who had a solid alibi, which only made the police more suspicious of her.
After a massive investigation and trial, Amanda, who was 20 years old at the time, and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the crime in 2009 – and she was sentenced to 26 years in prison for faking a burglary. defamation, sexual violence and murder.
The whole world watched as the trial unfolded, with millions divided over whether or not Amanda and Raffaele committed the heinous crime.
However, later a known burglar named Rudy Guede was arrested and found guilty of Meredith’s murder after his bloodstained fingerprints were found on her belongings.
Amanda and Raffaele’s convictions were both overturned by an Italian court in 2015. She was ultimately awarded nearly $19,000 in compensation for miscarriages of justice, including not being provided with a lawyer or a competent interpreter when she was first taken into custody.
She has since written a memoir about what happened to her, and in 2018 she became the host of a series called The Scarlet Letter Reports, which focuses on the “gendered nature of public shaming.” She also runs a podcast called The Truth About True Crime.
She is now married to a man named Christopher Robinson, and together they share a daughter.
Although many documentaries and films have been made about Amanda’s story, this is the first one she wrote herself.
Monica, 50, first hinted at the show on the Today show last week. She said: ‘I’m producing a series about another young woman who saw her life torn apart on the world stage’
Monica had an affair with former President Bill Clinton (seen together in 1997) when she was 22 years old and working as a White House intern while he was in office
As for Monica, she spent many years out of the public eye and told the Today show that the fallout from the Bill scandal left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.
She took time to focus on her education and studied at the London School of Economics, before returning to the spotlight in 2014 when she wrote an essay for Vanity Fair.
Since then, she’s made a few rare appearances and several interviews, telling Today that she’s doing better than ever.
‘It has been the best decade for me. I am incredibly grateful. Turning 40 was terrible, but turning 50 was very empowering,” she limped toward the exhaust.
Monica had an affair with Bill from 1995 to 1997, which eventually led to his ouster.
On August 17, 1998, after several denials, the former president appeared on television and finally admitted that he was “solely and completely responsible” for the relationship.