Date: 5th October 2021
Keira Knightley has signed on to star in the leading role in a film by 20th Century Studios based on the 1960 Boston Strangler murders.
Knightley plays Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect several murders and break the story of the Boston Strangler.
Based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders, this is the true story of Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed. Loretta pursued the story at great personal risk and uncovered corruption that cast doubt on the true identity of the Boston Strangler.
The film will be produced by The Last Duel director Ridley Scott and Kevin Walsh of Scott Free Productions with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of LuckyChap Entertainment set to join as co-producers.
Keira Knightley is no stranger to taking part in biopic films after playing lead roles in the 2014 Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game and 2019's Official Secrets, so to say that this is a good piece of casting would be an understatement. Before the famed English actress appears in Boston Strangler, she will be seen in the comedy film Silent Night and the animated film, Charlotte (where she voices the main character), which recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Source: Press Release