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Oscar Movie: Reeva's parents say they weren't even consulted

04 October 2017, 12:37 | Marta Robbins

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Pool  AFP  Kim Ludbrook South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria

Reeva Steenkamp's family released a statement regarding the film. Pistorius says the film is a "gross distortion of the findings of the court" and was not a "true reflection" of events.

The Steenkamp family has issued a statement that they are "horrified" the filmmakers said it would tell the side of Reeva and her mother June, despite consulting no one in the family.

"Any impression that is created that ... the movie is endorsed by the Steenkamp family is untrue and incorrect", they said.

The family of disgraced Olympian Oscar Pistorius is to take legal action over a new Hollywood film which portrays the amputee sprinter as having the "mind of a killer".

When the movie hits the big screen in the USA, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will have heard arguments as to whether Pistorius should receive a heavier sentence than the six-year term for murder he is serving at the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre, west of Pretoria.

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius' family has distanced itself from the film Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer, saying it plans to take legal action against the producer of the film.

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He thought she was an intruder.

Pistorius will still be alone in his prison cell when the movie depicting his apparent fairytale love affair with the blonde beauty hits the USA screens.

Oscar Pistorius talking to family members during a break in his murder trial.

The film, which stars German model Toni Garrn as Steenkamp, is due to have a TV premiere on the Lifetime network in the United States on November 11.

South Africa's top appeals court convenes November 3 to hear prosecutors' arguments that the six-year prison sentence for Pistorius, who was convicted of murder, should be increased.

The minute-long trailer ends with Pistorius tearfully telling a court: "I truly loved her". The former athlete was recently transferred to a jail adapted for disabled prisoners.

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