Amanda Knox has claimed new movie Stillwater sensationalises her life and rips off her story “with out her consent” and “on the expense of her status”.
Stillwater stars Matt Damon as a father who flies to France to assist his estranged daughter, Allison, performed by Abigail Breslin.
She has been convicted and imprisoned for murdering her girlfriend in Marseille, in a case that has generated lurid headlines.
Knox is rarely named on display, however in interviews the filmmakers have famous her sensational case was an preliminary leaping off level for the script.
In tweets and an essay on the positioning Medium, Knox referred to as out varied publications and director Tom McCarthy for utilizing her identify to advertise the film.
She wrote that his “fictionalised model of me is simply the tabloid conspiracy guiltier model of me”.
She added: “Does my identify belong to me? Does my face? What about my life? My story? Why is my identify used to discuss with occasions I had no hand in?
“I return to those questions as a result of others proceed to revenue off my identify, face, and story with out my consent.”
This new movie by director Tom McCarthy, starring Matt Damon, is “loosely based mostly” or “instantly impressed by” the “Amanda Knox saga,” as Vainness Truthful put it in a for-profit article selling a for-profit movie, neither of which I’m affiliated with.
— Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) July 29, 2021
Knox was the topic of worldwide headlines after the 2007 homicide in Perugia, Italy, of British scholar Meredith Kercher.
Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had been positioned underneath suspicion. Each had been initially convicted, however after a collection of various selections Italy’s highest court docket threw out the convictions in 2015.
Rudy Guede was finally convicted for the homicide and sentenced to a 16-year jail sentence in 2008.
“By fictionalising away my innocence, my complete lack of involvement, by erasing the position of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces a picture of me as a responsible and untrustworthy particular person,” Knox wrote.
On the Cannes Movie Competition earlier this month, the place Stillwater was screened, McCarthy mentioned Knox’s case served as an “preliminary inspiration level however not a lot past that. I simply had a daughter then and I believed how it might be like”.
In a later interview with The Related Press to advertise Stillwater, McCarthy mentioned he “did not wish to form of copy or mimic” Knox’s authorized ordeal.
“It is loosely impressed by that case, so I did not wish to try to do a recreation of that. I need Allison to form of be her personal stand-alone character, but it surely was positively nice to have that for a reference,” he mentioned.
Many evaluations and have tales about Stillwater have talked about Knox as an inspiration for the plot. The movie opens Friday.
The studio releasing the movie, Focus Options, did not instantly reply to emails from the Related Press on Friday.