OJ Simpson was the victim of a conspiracy, new film claims to uncover Nicole Brown's real killer
Joshua Newton said that his film is all backed up by evidence and also goes into detail about O.J.'s relationship with Nicole, along with shedding new light on the investigation that helped acquit him of the murders
There's a new movie being made on the legendary O.J. Simpson case and the director of the same has reportedly said that the film will reveal who really killed the star's ex-wife and prove that OJ was a victim of a conspiracy who was dragged into it.
The movie has been titled 'Nicole & O.J', and the film's British writer-director Joshua Newton said he spent 18 months trawling through court documents, witness interviews and testimonies to piece together what really happened in 1994 when Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman were found dead at her Los Angeles home.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: "'Nicole & O.J.' will reveal the untold circumstances leading up to the murders and why and how Nicole and Ron were killed and the cover-up that followed." He further said that his film is all backed up by evidence and also goes into detail about O.J.'s relationship with Nicole, along with shedding new light on the investigation that helped acquit him of the murders.
Newton said: "All these years later, the world is still fascinated by the O.J. case and it still divides America, particularly along racial lines." As per him, the film shows that Nicole and Goldman's murder was not premeditated while also illustrating how public hatred was whipped up against O.J.
"The media was assisted by prosecutors drawing on unethical means to persuade the public of his guilt because they knew their evidence would fail to persuade the jury," said Newton. "It's very worrying" he added. "O.J. was fortunate that he could afford a brilliant defense team to challenge a prosecutorial system more concerned with winning than with justice. But what about countless defendants who are innocent and don't have any money? Justice for them isn't an acquittal, it's a life sentence or even death."
Newton added that while the upcoming movie is entirely backed up by comprehensive evidence, he decided to take a satirical approach to convey his story. "The stuff I came across is at times nothing short of farcical, how else could I treat this? We have gone into an incredible amount of detail to capture the life O.J. and Nicole led and their marriage. This makes the film more fascinating to watch."
The film stars emerging British actress Charlotte Kirk, who plays Nicole, and German actor Boris Kodjoe as O.J., who both bear an uncanny resemblance to the real-life couple. The filmmaker said: "Both of them delivered an engaging performance and you couldn't ask for a more effective portrayal of O.J. and Nicole; not just in terms of how they look but also how they sound and behave."