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Rising Star Sai Bennett to Appear in Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Face of an Angel’

LONDON — Rising star Sai Bennett, who appears in ITV’s period drama “Mr Selfridge,” will feature in Michael Winterbottom’s hotly anticipated film “The Face of an Angel,” which uses an Amanda Knox-like murder trial as a springboard for an investigation of society’s fascination with violence.

“I can’t say much about my character yet, but I’ve been to Italy and filmed my scenes,” Bennett told the Daily Telegraph.

Bennett, whose character in the film is called Elizabeth Pryce, according the website of her agency Curtis Brown, performs alongside Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne.

Bennett has appeared in TV series “Prisoners’ Wives” and “Skins,” and her feature film credits include Philippe Weibel’s “Trapped” and “The Vintage.”

“The Face of an Angel” has generated heated discussion on both sides of the Atlantic. When Variety exclusively ran a first look of the promo reel, which had been prepped to show buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, the video was picked up by several leading U.K. and U.S. news and showbiz sites, and generated thousands of comments. The Guardian newspaper, for example, had 668 comments alone.

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