Convict angered by Dornhelm’s movie project

A famed Austrian director faces fresh pressure over a controversial film project portraying the life of a brutal killer.Robert Dornhelm is at the ready to direct “The Amanda Knox Story”, a TV movie drama about US student Amanda Knox who was jailed for 26 years in a prison in Perugia, Italy, for the brutal murder of British flatmate Meredith Kercher.Now Raffaele Sollecito – jailed for 25 years for his part in the crime which occurred in Perugia three years ago – announced concerns the film could harm legal appeals he and Knox, his ex- girlfriend are making against their convictions.The Italian’s layer Luca Maori said today (Fri): “We don’t have the final verdict in this case yet. If the film is ready before the appeal is over, we will seek a court injunction to prevent it being aired.”The 21-year-old victim’s dad John Kercher said recently: “I don’t like the idea of a film based on Meredith’s death. Seeing it graphically portrayed (…) is a horrible thought.””Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere is due to play Knox in the movie. “Law & Order” producer Wendy Battles will write the screenplay.Romanian-born Dornhelm created acclaimed 2001 TV series “Anne Frank: The Whole Story”. His documentary film “The Children of Theatre Street” was awarded for an Oscar in 1978.