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'Stillwater' Director Reacts to Amanda Knox's Comments On The Movie

'Stillwater' Director Reacts to Amanda Knox's Comments On The Movie

Amanda Knox made headlines this week after she noticed how the new movie Stillwater was eerily similar to her own life story.

The 34-year-old was convicted and then eventually acquitted of the murder of her former roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007.

Stillwater actually centers on American oil-rig roughneck (Matt Damon) who travels to Marseille, France to visit his estranged daughter (Abigail Breslin), who is in prison for a murder she claims she did not commit.

After reading her and comments, direct Tom McCarthy has responded to them.

Click inside to read what he said…

On social media, Amanda claimed that movies like Stillwater “profit off my name, face, & story without my consent,” while also doing damage to her reputation.

During his interview with Variety, Tom stated that Stillwater was inspired by a number of different stories, and was not solely about Amanda‘s wrongful conviction.

“It does take from aspects of true life events, like many films, but Stillwater is about Bill Baker’s journey, his relationship with his estranged daughter Allison and a French woman and her young daughter he meets along the way.”

Tom went on, saying “I deeply empathize with Amanda and what she went through. She was rightfully found innocent and acquitted in the Meredith Kercher case. She has platforms to speak her truth and engage with the media and she is exercising her absolute right to do so.”

“What she seems to be raising feels very removed from the film we actually made,” he added.

Amanda also announced some happy news for her and husband Christopher Robinson.

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