“Stillwater” director Tom McCarthy has beforehand stated that the film is impressed by the 34-year-old who, together with Raffaele Sollecito, was twice convicted and later acquitted within the 2007 homicide of Knox’s roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy. The movie sees Damon, 50, play a father whose daughter finds herself in an identical scenario and follows his quest to show her innocence.
Knox, nevertheless, issued a viral Twitter thread earlier this month wherein she denounced the movie for additional linking her title to a homicide case she had nothing to do with, in addition to making audiences imagine, albeit by way of a fictional story, that she was certainly linked to the homicide of her roommate.
Talking to Variety, Knox defined why she felt it was essential to go after Damon and McCarthy over their dealing with of her story in “Stillwater.”
“Wrongful convictions don’t simply occur to the person. They occur to a complete community of human beings who love this particular person and know that they’re harmless and battle for his or her innocence,” she defined.
Knox went on to notice that the film’s determination to make the character she impressed considerably culpable within the homicide meant that the traces between actuality and fiction weren’t blurred in a accountable means, making it arduous for her to not really feel like Damon and McCarthy had been opening wounds she’s labored arduous to place behind her.
“I don’t assume that the filmmakers can truthfully say that they went far sufficient away from my case in order that it wouldn’t be recognizably my case,” she instructed the outlet. “And I feel that that’s clear in the entire protection the place everybody’s like, ‘Oh, that is recognizably the Amanda Knox case.’ And from that audiences can then draw conclusions about me, whether or not or not these conclusions are correct or not.”
She added: “The query that Tom McCarthy actually has to ask himself is, is it accountable to maintain recycling that very same story after we know what the results of that may be?”
She notes that, though she doesn’t assume this film may in any means reopen her case, it renews the general public notion that she has one thing to do with the crime. In her viral Twitter thread, Knox famous that the case continues to be known as the “Amanda Knox case” slightly than the “homicide of Meredith Kercher by Rudy Guede.”
Guede was convicted of Kercher’s homicide in a separate trial in 2008.
Knox concluded her ideas on calling out “Stillwater” by noting that she doesn’t plan to litigate in any means, however merely hopes to begin a dialog among the many public, and even have one herself with the filmmakers, concerning the penalties of additional variations of her case.
“There’s been this ongoing concept that, ‘Nicely, so long as we name it fiction, then nobody would truthfully apply the concepts or emotions or conclusions that I deliver with my creativeness to the story to the actual particular person,’” she defined.
“And that’s merely not true,” Knox continued. “Particularly if you’re taking a look at individuals like myself who proceed to be introduced up with a query mark, you deciding to inform that story in your personal means goes to be including to the ledger of how individuals perceive and outline me as a human being.
“After which Matt Damon and the director can stroll away with an excellent story of their pocket, however in the meantime, I’m nonetheless residing with the results of individuals pondering that I’m someway concerned on this crime that I’m not concerned in.”