Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women yesterday, Denise expressed her disgust: “The first I heard about the film was just before Christmas. They should have got in contact and let us know.
“I’m asking people to boycott it, I don’t think it should have been made in the first place, especially without James’s family knowing.
The film is a reconstruction of police interviews with Jon Venables and Robert Thompson and has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
The twisted duo – then aged ten – horrified the world when they abducted the toddler and killed him before leaving his body on railway tracks in Bootle, Merseyside, in 1993.