Entertainment NewsMargaret Qualley Exits Hulu's Amanda Knox Series Amid Scheduling Conflicts

Margaret Qualley Exits Hulu’s Amanda Knox Series Amid Scheduling Conflicts


Key Takeaways:

– Margaret Qualley will no longer play Amanda Knox in an upcoming Hulu series due to scheduling conflicts.
– The role will be recast, with no delays expected as the production is set to begin in October.
– Created by KJ Steinberg, the series explores the wrongful conviction and 16-year quest for freedom of Amanda Knox.
– According to Knox, previous Hollywood adaptations of her story didn’t feel authentic.
– Monica Lewinsky has played a crucial role in the production of the series, serving as an executive producer.

Casting Shakeup for Hulu’s Amanda Knox Series

In a surprising turn of events, actress Margaret Qualley has stepped down from her role as Amanda Knox in an upcoming Hulu series. Reported by Deadline, the departure is due to scheduling conflicts. Despite this unexpected development, the production does not anticipate any delays. The series, slated to start in October, will go ahead once the role has been recast.

A New Perspective on a True Life Story

The eight-episode series, created by KJ Steinberg renowned for ‘This Is Us’, centers around the notorious case of Amanda Knox. Wrongfully convicted for the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, the series traces Knox’s 16-year journey to prove her innocence. Steinberg, besides being the series’ creator, will also serve as its writer and executive producer.

Margaret Qualley was not just chosen for the lead role but also had the responsibility of executive producing, along with Warren Littlefield, Lisa Harrison, Ann Johnson, Graham Littlefield, and Monica Lewinsky. Additionally, Amanda Knox and Chris Robinson are contributing as producers via Knox Robinson Productions.

Amanda Knox’s Reaction to the Series

Reacting to the series in deleted social media posts, Amanda Knox expressed her reservations about earlier interpretations of her story by Hollywood. She mentioned that these adaptations felt more like a narration of mistakes made by others and their consequences, rather than her own personal journey.

Knox has shown appreciation towards Monica Lewinsky for kick-starting the Hulu series. She praised Lewinsky’s storytelling skills and her understanding of the stakes involved. Excited about the project, Knox also expressed her delight and disbelief when Qualley initially agreed to play her character.

Previous Attempts to Capture Amanda Knox’s Story

It’s worth noting that this Hulu series is not the first to depict Amanda Knox’s controversial story. Two previous projects, ‘Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial’ for Lifetime and the Netflix documentary ‘Amanda Knox’, have attempted to unravel the saga before.

Margaret Qualley’s Recent Work

Fans of Margaret Qualley recently saw her in ‘Drive Away Dolls’, an unassuming comedy directed by Ethan Coen. Co-written by Coen and Tricia Cooke, the film revolves around Jamie, a free-spirited character who seeks a fresh start after another breakup and embarks on a road trip along with her formal friend Marian.

While Margaret Qualley’s departure from the Hulu series is unfortunate, fans eagerly await the announcement of the new actress set to step into the crucial role of Amanda Knox. Despite the casting shakeup, expectations remain high for this upcoming depiction of Knox’s incredibly tumultuous journey.

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