The Hollywood Reporter posted a story this morning that director Brian DePalma has signed on to helm THE BOSTON STRANGLERS, an adaptation of Susan Kelly’s nonfiction book "The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders." The screenplay was written by Alan Rosen. Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures is producing.
The article continues, "De Palma similarly plumbed real-life-derived atrocities in "Casualties of War," "Redacted" and "The Black Dahlia."
The Strangler case continues to stir debate. Many question whether Albert DeSalvo — a publicity hound who confessed to the murders and was later stabbed to death while incarcerated on unrelated charges — was the actual killer.
The murders were the basis of a 1968 movie that starred Tony Curtis as DeSalvo and Henry Fonda as the detective pursuing him. That version was based on an earlier book by Gerold Frank. Several TV and DVD movies have been derived from the events.
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