Amanda Knox has slammed Matt Damon for ‘taking advantage of her story with out her consent’ together with his new film Stillwater which relies ‘loosely’ on her time in Italian jail for the homicide of Meredith Kercher.
Stillwater is about an American lady imprisoned in France for a homicide she says she did not commit. Damon performs the lady’s estranged father, an oil-rigger, who travels to Europe to assist her.
In an interview with Self-importance Truthful on Thursday, the movie’s director and co-screenwriter Tom McCarthy stated the movie was primarily based on the ‘Amanda Knox saga’ considerably however that he determined to ‘depart the Amanda Knox case behind’ and focus as a substitute on the connection between the lady and her father.
Knox nevertheless says she ought to have been consulted on the very least in regards to the plot.
In a collection of tweets on Thursday, Knox fumed that the makers of Stillwater who she says are making the most of her story with out her consent and creating wealth from it.
She additionally joked that she was going to put in writing a screenplay a couple of ‘Damon-like character’ committing a homicide, and a film director named ‘Tim McClatchey’ who’s a ‘Harvey Weinstein sort’.
”Should not trouble Matt or Tom, proper?’ she stated.
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Amanda Knox fumed that the makers of Stillwater who she says are making the most of her story with out her consent and creating wealth from it. Stillwater is about an American lady imprisoned in France for a homicide she says she did not commit. Damon performs the lady’s estranged father, an oil-rigger, who travels to Europe to assist her.
Knox fumed in a collection of tweets on Thursday night time that the film income from her story with out compensating her and in addition ‘fictionalizes away her innocence’
‘Does my title belong to me? My face? What about my life? My story? Why does my title consult with occasions I had no hand in? I return to those questions as a result of others proceed to revenue off my title, face, & story with out my consent.
‘Most lately, the movie #STILLWATER,’ she stated.
‘This new movie by director Tom McCarthy, starring Matt Damon, is “loosely primarily based” or “straight impressed by” the “Amanda Knox saga,” as Self-importance Truthful put it in a for-profit article selling a for-profit movie, neither of which I’m affiliated with.’
She went on to say it isn’t her fault she is consistently related to Meredith’s homicide, and say: ‘#STILLWATER is under no circumstances the very first thing to tear off my story with out my consent on the expense of my status.
‘There was after all the horrible Lifetime film that I sued them over, leading to them slicing a dream sequence the place I used to be depicted as killing Meredith.’
She additionally fumed that the film ‘reinforces a picture’ of her as a ‘responsible and untrustworthy particular person’ as a result of within the film, the lady is concerned within the homicide.
‘My screenplay concept. It is straight impressed by the lifetime of Matt Damon. He is an actor, superstar and so on. Besides I’ll fictionalize every little thing round it and the Damon-like character is concerned in a homicide.
‘He did not plunge the knife per se, however he is positively at fault by some means.
Stillwater is about an American lady imprisoned in France for a homicide she says she would not commit. Damon performs the lady’s father. He’s proven above with Abigail Breslin who performs his daughter
Knox was convicted of murdering Meredith Kercher, a British alternate scholar, however had her conviction overturned
British scholar Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered in Perugia in 2007
His title is Damien Matthews and he starred within the Jackson Burne movies.
‘He works with Tim McClatchy, who’s a Harvey Weinstein sort. It is loosely primarily based on actuality.
‘Should not trouble Matt or Tom, proper?’
Knox invited Damon and McCarthy on her podcast to speak to her in regards to the movie and her choices.
Knox was imprisoned for the homicide of Meredith Kercher, her British good friend, in Perugia, Italy, in 2007. She had her conviction overturned in 2015 and returned to the US, the place she has since written books and launched a documentary about her expertise.
Rudy Guede was sentenced to 30 years in jail for Meredith’s homicide however upon enchantment, had it diminished to 16 years.
In 2017, he was launched early and allowed to finish the rest of his sentence on neighborhood sentence. He’ll be utterly free subsequent 12 months.
Stillwater will probably be launched right now in theaters throughout the US.
In his interview with Self-importance Truthful, McCarthy stated: ‘There have been so many characters across the case that I actually adopted fairly intently.
The movie’s solid together with French actress Camille Cottin on the Cannes Movie Pageant this 12 months
‘However actually the very first thing that I took away from it was, what would that be like as an American scholar to go over [to Europe] for what needs to be one of the crucial thrilling moments in a young-adult life and to seek out your self in that tragedy?
‘There have been simply so many layers to that story that stored anybody who was following fairly riveted.
‘Who’re the folks which are visiting [her], and what are these relationships? Like, what’s the story?’
Neither Damon nor the movie’s makers have responded but to Knox’s criticism or her invitation to go on their podcast.
The movie was proven on the Cannes Movie Pageant this 12 months the place Damon stated he’d gone to Oklahoma to immerse himself within the lifetime of an oil-rigger to connect with the half.
‘Being invited into their properties, right into a yard barbecue, a guitar comes out they usually begin singing church songs. It is a very particular place.. and really completely different to the place I grew up.
‘It was actually eye-opening for me.’
He stated that he’d been in a position to connect with the position as a result of he has children too, however did not point out Knox.
‘Since I’ve had children I really feel like every little thing is much more accessible in my job, emotionally talking.’