Forget Fifty Shades–Cara Delevingne‘s burgeoning acting career just took a turn for the serious. According to The Mirror, the model is being considered for a “major” role in The Face of an Angel, a film about the Amanda Knox scandal.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the movie will follow the story of a film-maker (played by Rush star Daniel Bruhl) covering murder suspect Knox’s 2009 trial in Italy, and his quest to reconnect with his daughter. The dreamy Colin Firth is also rumored to be involved. It’s unclear which part Delevingne is up for, but it sounds unlikely she’d be playing “Foxy Knoxy” herself. (No word on whether the casting director has had access to her recent “acting” stint in Karl Lagerfeld’s short for Fendi.)
For those of you who’ve just woken up from a six-year slumber (crazier things have happened), American student Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were arrested and convicted in the stabbing death of Knox’s British roommate Meredith Kercher back in 2007. After serving time in prison, her conviction was overturned in 2011; a retrial is currently underway in Florence.
Of course, Delevingne–who’s right now working on no fewer than three other flicks, including London Fields alongside Billy Bob Thornton–is no stranger to scandal herself: Who could forget that time a baggy filled with suspicious-looking white powder of the non-talcum variety projectiled out of her purse in front of a swarm of paparazzi?