Shooting has started in Italy on THE FACE OF AN ANGEL, directed by Michael Winterbottom (The Look of Love, The Road to Guantanamo Bay)and starring Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Cara Delevingne (Kids in Love).
A fictionalised adaptation of Angel Face, the bestselling book by Barbie Latza Nadeau, THE FACE OF AN ANGEL is produced by Melissa Parmenter (The Look of Love, The Road to Guantanamo Bay) and Riccardo Tozzi (Dormant Beauty, Romanzo Criminale). The script is written by Paul Viragh (Ashes, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll). WestEnd Films are handling worldwide sales, with BBC Films producing alongside Revolution Films.
Also starring is Valerio Mastandrea (The First Beautiful Thing, Nine).
The murder of a British student in Tuscany leads to the trial and conviction of her American flat mate and Italian boyfriend in controversial circumstances. The public interest around the case attracts once successful, but now struggling filmmaker Thomas (Brul), to be commissioned to write a film – ‘The Face of an Angel’, based on a book by Simone Ford (Beckinsale), an American journalist who covered the case. From Rome they head to Siena to research the film.
Thomas has also recently separated from his wife in a bitter divorce and left his 9-year old daughter in Los Angeles. As his life unravels, he becomes increasingly disturbed by the dark medieval atmosphere surrounding the case and begins to fall into his own personal hell. Like Dante journeying through the Inferno in the Divine Comedy, with Simone as his guide to the tragedy of the murder, he begins a relationship with student Melanie (Delevingne). This is a beautiful, unrequited love where Melanie provides solace to Thomas and acts as a guide to his own heart. He starts to question what is more important to him, solving an unsolvable crime and writing the film, or returning back to the daughter he has left behind..
THE FACE OF AN ANGEL is shooting in Siena and Rome, from 11th November until the 21st December.