Keira Knightley to star in producer Ridley Scott’s film Boston Strangler
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment is also involved in the true story of the serial killer.
Keira knightley is set to star in a new serial killer drama Boston Strangler, which boasts Ridley scott and Margot Robbie as producers. Depending on the deadline, Crown heights Creator Matt Ruskin wrote the screenplay and will direct, filming is slated to begin next December in the city where the infamous crimes took place.
Disney affiliate 20th Century Studios is behind the project, along with Scott and Kevin walsh by Scott Free on the production team alongside Tom ackerley and Josey mcnamara from Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment. Two-time Oscar nominee Knightley will perform Loretta McLaughlin, with the story that follows his groundbreaking investigation into the titular murderer.
McLaughlin was the first reporter to link the series of deaths and reveal the story that Boston had a serial killer in it, teaming up with a fellow reporter Jean Colé report on the case and keep local women abreast of the latest developments, despite the inherent sexism they face within their own industry.
McLaughlin also ended up uncovering a corrupt network that could cast doubt on the Boston Strangler’s true identity, so the film also has a thriller element to add to the crucible of murder and mystery. Ruskin, himself a Boston native, has tracked down McLaughlin and Cole’s families, along with their research from when they were on the case, so we can expect a demanding level of detail from the film.
Looking at the talent involved on either side of the camera, Boston Strangler has a potential awards season candidacy written all over the place, and while a release date has yet to be announced, towards the end of next year seems likely.
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