(UPI) -- Kate Beckinsale has signed on to play the lead role in writer-director Michael Winterbottom's upcoming film "The Face of an Angel."
The "Serendipity" star will join Daniel Bruhl and Cara Delevingne in the fictionalized adaptation of Barbie Latza Nadeau's book "Angel Face: Sex, Murder and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox."
Published in 2010, the book is based on Latza's findings and it "describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy’s justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime."
Beckinsale will play a reporter investigating the crime surrounding Delevigne -- Knox's fictional counterpart -- while Bruhl plays a documentary filmmaker who is also investigating the case.
Paul Viragh will be in charge of the screenplay.
"The Face of an Angel" is due in theaters in 2014.