The latest Lifetime movie is airing tonight and it’s a doozy! You might remember the disturbing case of Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic sprinter who accidentally shot his girlfriend in 2013. He was convicted of her murder and is serving a six-year sentence, which could see him released in 2019. The Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer cast features many talented actors making this one Lifetime movie you don’t want to miss!
Who is Oscar Pistorius?
The world was shocked back in 2013 when the story broke of how famed and beloved South African paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, was found guilty of manslaughter following the horrific, tragic, and unexpected death of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day. Pistorius, who was famously nicknamed ‘The Blade Runner’ after competing on the world stage as the first ever double-leg amputee in the Olympics, was originally sentenced to five years in prison, but he was released on probation after only serving one year. Eventually, the original verdict was overturned in a South African court of appeals case and he was sentenced to six years in prison, instead. Much to the chagrin of the Steenkamp family and people around the world, Lifetime has decided to make a movie depicting Pistorius’s rise to fame and subsequent, infamy.
This Saturday 11/11, 8p/7c on @lifetimetv see the movie I worked on this June in Atlanta with the nicest crew that turned into my film family very quickly. Most of all thanks to our Dad on set Norman ❣️I don’t know what @anddamm and I would have done without you day and night! Thanks for being the sweetest director we could have hoped for, bringing this fictionalized tragic story to screen: Oscar Pistorius, Blade Runner Killer.
Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer Trailer
Many people think this movie serves a grave injustice to the memory of Reeva Steenkamp and the perpetually grieving family, friends, and fan base she left behind. The truth is that it’s hard to determine exactly what happened on the night of February 14, 2013 because Steenkamp and Pistorius were alone in the house during the time of the alleged incident. On top of that, his testimony, which serves as the only witness to the tragic and untimely death of his girlfriend, have been muddled by a great deal of trauma, uncertainty, backtracking, and perhaps even memory lapses.
Whether or not the movie will be a fair and honest depiction of the events prior to and following the alleged murder, it seems some people are already outraged by the seemingly sympathetic portrayal shown in the Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer trailer.
Check it out for yourself here!
The Cast of Lifetime’s Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer
Lifetime is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to producing controversial stories into made-for-TV movies that are based on real life events. Prepare to be introduced to the illustrious cast of the new Lifetime movie, Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer.
Andreas Damm as Oscar Pistorius
Andreas Damm is a talented South African-born actor who currently lives in New York City. His acting resume is riddled with prominent television and theatrical acting credits, including recurring roles on two major CBS crime series, Elementary and Person of Interest. Damm is also a renowned theatrical actor, having appeared in more than a dozen Shakespearean and modern plays. His latest role in the already infamous Oscar Pistorius movie is already generating a great deal of buzz and notoriety for the acclaimed actor.
Toni Garrn as Reeva Steenkamp
Born Antonia Garrn in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 7, 1992, actress Toni Garrn is a dead ringer for the stunning Reeva Steenkamp! Aside from their uncanny resemblance, Garrn shares another affinity with the late Steenkamp: she’s also a model. In fact, Garrn has walked the Victoria Secret Fashion Show runway three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013. She was also a contestant on Germany’s Next Top Model in 2016 and has appeared as herself in various TV shows and movies throughout the years.
Jean Alexander as June Steenkamp
Actress Jean Alexander plays the role of June Steenkamp, Reeva’s heartbroken mother. Her major acting credits include roles in Passing (2013) and Satisfaction (2014).
Ashley LeConte Campbell as Danielle Katz
Ashley LeConte Campbell is perhaps one of the more recognizable faces attached to this project, considering she’s had a great deal of experience and success working in Hollywood on TV shows and blockbuster movies. Along with a plethora of other memorable roles, she appeared alongside Sandra Bullock in the 2009 Academy Award winning blockbuster, The Blindside and more recently, she played an integral role in the 2017 controversial thriller, Get Out.
Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer airs on Lifetime Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. EST.