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Margaret Qualley to Play Amanda Knox in Hulu Limited Series With Littlefield Company, Monica Lewinsky Producing

Margaret Qualley has been cast as Amanda Knox in an untitled limited series that has been ordered at Hulu, Variety has learned.

Hulu has ordered eight one-hour episodes. The official description states that the show is “based on the true story of how Knox was wrongfully convicted for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher and her 16-year odyssey to set herself free.”

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KJ Steinberg (“This Is Us,” “Mistresses,” “Gossip Girl”) serves as writer and executive producer on the series. Qualley will executive produce in addition to starring. Warren Littlefield, Lisa Harrison, Ann Johnson, and Graham Littlefield of The Littlefield Company will also executive produce along with Monica Lewinsky as well as Knox and Chris Robinson via Knox Robinson Productions. 20th Television is the studio.

This will now be the second limited series based on a real person in which Qualley will star. She previously led the Netflix series “Maid,” based on the memoir of the same name by Stephanie Land. Her work in that show earned Qualley both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. She previously earned an Emmy nomination for best supporting actress in a limited series for playing Ann Reinking in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.” Qualley is also known for her roles in shows like “The Leftovers” and for films like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Nice Guys.”

She is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.

Knox’s story has been the subject of multiple onscreen projects to date. In addition to several news special reports and documentaries, Lifetime aired the original film “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy” in 2011. The film “Stillwater” starring Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, and Camille Cottin, which is believed to have been inspired by Knox’s story, was released in 2021.

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