The family of murdered Reeva Steenkamp have been left outraged after a controversial movie about her murder aired in the US.
The Lifetime movie, titled Oscar Pistorius – The Blade Runner Killer, focuses on the trial of the disgraced Paralympian who is currently serving a six-year sentence for shooting the model on Valentine’s Day 2013, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.
A statement from the family read.
“They are horrified and upset to read a report that ‘the movie is told from Steenkamp and her mother’s perspective’,”
“Any impression that the movie is endorsed by the Steenkamp family is untrue and incorrect.”
The film stars Andreas Damm as Pistorius and Toni Garrn as Steenkamp.It comes after the family of Pistorius said they will be taking legal action against makers of a the movie.
His brother Carl said the film is a “gross distortion” of what really happened.
“The ‘film’ was made with blatant disregard of both the Steenkamp and Pistorius families, as well as complete disregard for Reeva and Oscar,”