Keira Knightley To Star In 20th Century Studios’ ‘Boston Strangler’; Scott Free, LuckyChap Producing

Keira Knightley To Star In 20th Century Studios’ ‘Boston Strangler’; Scott Free, LuckyChap Producing
Exclusive: 20th Century Studios has set Keira Knightley to star in Boston Strangler, a drama written and to be directed by Matt Ruskin, best known for Crown Heights. Ridley Scott and Kevin Walsh of Scott Free will produce alongside Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of LuckyChap Entertainment. Pic begins shooting in December in Boston.

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.

Boston-native Ruskin researched McLaughlin and Cole by tracking down their families and their actual research from the early ’60s.
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