The film, produced by Ridley Scott, is based on the infamous American serial killer Albert DeSalvo
After Keira Knightley, the makers of the Boston Strangler movie have roped in Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, and Chris Cooper to star in the drama.
According to Deadline, the 20th Century studios’ film will follow the story of Loretta McLaughlin, an investigative reporter who was the first to break the story of the Strangler’s crimes. McLaughlin and her co-worker Jean Cole were the first ones who tied the series of murders in Boston to a single person. Knightley will essay the role of McLaughlin.
The two had to go through several difficulties to update viewers with their findings, owing to the rampant sexism that was common in their profession in the 1960s. Their efforts to uncover the murderer’s identity was also made difficult due to extensive corruption.
American Albert DeSalvo was convicted of the murders and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The film is directed by Matt Ruskin.
The film is produced by filmmaker Ridley Scott, along with Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara. The production is handled by the banners of Scott Free and LuckyChap Entertainment.
The film is slated to go on floors in December.
Meanwhile Coon will next be seen in Ghostbusters: Afterlife and HBO’s The Gilded Age.
Nivola had starred in The Many Saints of Newark, a film prequel to The Sopranos, with his performance being critically acclaimed.
Cooper was last seen in Irresistible and Amazon’s Homecoming.