JUST IN: Oscar Pistorius family to take legal action over new film

Pistorius' family set to sue over TV movie

Pistorius is serving a six-year prison sentence for the crime. "Any impression that is created that this is her view or endorsed by the Steenkamp family, is factually incorrect", the statement read. It will also cover the subsequent trials - though whether the film ends at the first conviction of manslaughter or the second of murder remains yet to be seen.

The film stars South African born actor Andreas Dammas as Pistorius and acrtress Toni Garrn who once dated Leonardo DiCaprio as Reeva.

Oscar Pistorius's family has threatened legal action just days after the TV channel Lifetime released a trailer for its movie about the Olympian, who is now serving a six-year sentence for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

In a statement released to the media, the Steenkamp family slammed reports that they had given their stamp of approval. Nearly every minute of more than 40 days of psychological drama, police procedural and legal argument was broadcast live on South African television - and amplified by social media.

According to the statement, the family is "horrified and upset" to read that the movie was told from Steenkamp and her mother's perspective.

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"The "film" titled "Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner Killer" is a gross distortion of the findings of the court".

She was dead after going to the bathroom and the prosecution claimed it was murder but Pistorius claimed he mistook her for a burglar and opened fire in self defence.

The parents did not participate or endorse the movie nor were they asked for their comment.

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. The Steenkamp family says it was not approached or consulted on the project.

A trailer shows the couple arguing, with Pistorius picking up a handgun and telling Steenkamp to "get back here". The state believes the sentence is too lenient and will push for a longer punishment.

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