Lifetime has made a film about Oscar Pistorius and the murder of model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, 2013.
Here’s what we know about the movie:
1 The film, titled Blade Runner: The Killer, focuses on the night Oscar Pistorius shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp and the court case around the murder.
2 New York-based actor Andreas Damm plays Oscar Pistorius.
German model Toni Garrn has been cast as the late Reeva Steemkamp.
3 According to reports, neither the Steenkamp nor Pistorious families were consulted about the making of the film. ‘They [the Steenkamp family] were not approached or consulted at all, and did not participate or endorse the movie in any way,’ Tania Koen, the Steenkamp family’s lawyer, said.
Oscar’s brother, Carl Pistorius, says he was left ‘speechless’ after watching the trailer. ‘We can’t control the content people put out. Directors and producers have the right to make movies about whatever topic they choose. Looking at trademark and image rights, we will be taking the matter further with our legal team,’ he said.
4 The movie will premier in the US on 11 November. The release date in SA has not been revealed yet.
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