HOLLYWOOD – Andrew Jarecki is rumored to be following up his HBO documentary The Jinx with The Jinx 2, taking Amanda Knox as its subject.
The American student was accused of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007. Along with boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, she was tried, found guilty, then freed on appeal, tried again, guilty, then to tell you the truth we lost track. There were a bunch of other trials, investigations, appeals and stuff but finally the highest court in Italy decided that further investigation would be fruitless and cancelled the convictions. Patrick Lumumba was imprisoned, after he was implicated by Knox. He was later found to be innocent when it was proven Knox had lied about his involvement.
The trial has already been the inspiration for several books and films, including Face of an Angel by Michael Winterbottom, but the new HBO documentary – if it takes place – will hopefully throw light on a case that the Italian justice system has singularly failed to resolve. Jarecki and his team will be hoping that their patented Hot Mic technology will reveal once and for all the truth behind what remains a mysterious case. Rudi Guede – an immigrant from the Ivory Coast – is the only person successfully convicted for the crime and remains in jail.
The Jinx 2 will be broadcast in 2016.