In a later interview with The Associated Press to promote Stillwater, McCarthy said he “didnt want to kind of copy or mimic” Knoxs legal experience. I want Allison to kind of be her own stand-alone character, but it was certainly terrific to have that for a recommendation,” he said.Many reviews and feature stories about Stillwater have mentioned Knox as a motivation for the plot.
Knox was the subject of worldwide headings after the 2007 murder in Perugia, Italy, of British student Meredith Kercher.Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were put under suspicion. Both were initially convicted, however after a series of different choices Italys greatest court threw away the convictions in 2015.
Rudy Guede was eventually convicted for the murder and sentenced to a 16-year prison sentence in 2008.” By fictionalising away my innocence, my overall lack of involvement, by removing the role of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy reinforces a picture of me as a untrustworthy and guilty person,” Knox wrote.At the Cannes Film Festival previously this month, where Stillwater was screened, McCarthy stated Knoxs case functioned as an “preliminary inspiration point but not much beyond that. I simply had a child then and I thought how it would resemble”.
In tweets and an essay on the site Medium, Knox called out various publications and director Tom McCarthy for utilizing her name to promote the movie.
She composed that his “fictionalised version of me is simply the tabloid conspiracy guiltier variation of me”.
She added: “Does my name belong to me? Does my face? What about my life? My story? Why is my name utilized to refer to events I had no hand in?
” I go back to these questions due to the fact that others continue to benefit off my name, face, and story without my approval.”
British trainee Meredith Kercher was eliminated in Perugia, Italy in 2007
Stillwater is partially influenced by the murder of Meredith Kercher. Photo: Focus Features
My story?” By fictionalising away my innocence, my overall lack of involvement, by eliminating the function of the authorities in my wrongful conviction, McCarthy strengthens an image of me as a unreliable and guilty individual,” Knox wrote.At the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month, where Stillwater was screened, McCarthy stated Knoxs case served as an “initial inspiration point however not much beyond that. In a later interview with The Associated Press to promote Stillwater, McCarthy stated he “didnt desire to kind of copy or imitate” Knoxs legal ordeal. I desire Allison to kind of be her own stand-alone character, but it was certainly terrific to have that for a reference,” he said.Many reviews and function stories about Stillwater have actually pointed out Knox as a motivation for the plot. The movie opens Friday.The studio releasing the film, Focus Features, didnt immediately react to emails from the Associated Press on Friday.
This new movie by director Tom McCarthy, starring Matt Damon, is “loosely based” or “straight inspired by” the “Amanda Knox saga,” as Vanity Fair put it in a for-profit article promoting a for-profit movie, neither of which I am affiliated with.– Amanda Knox (@amandaknox) July 29, 2021
Interviews and reviews of the film mention Knox as an inspiration for the story
Amanda Knox has claimed brand-new film Stillwater sensationalises her life and rips off her story “without her consent” and “at the expenditure of her track record”. Stillwater stars Matt Damon as a daddy who flies to France to help his separated daughter, Allison, played by Abigail Breslin.
She has been founded guilty and locked up for killing her girlfriend in Marseille, in a case that has actually created lurid headlines.Knox is never named on screen, but in interviews the filmmakers have noted her sensational case was an initial jumping off point for the script.
Matt Damon stars as Bill – a father who flies to Europe to help his daughter who is accused of murder. Pic: Focus Features