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David Dastmalchian in Gotham

The Boston Strangler is a 2022 American true-crime thriller based on the infamous serial killer who killed thirteen women in the early 1960s. The crimes were attributed to Albert DeSalvo based on his confession, details revealed in court during a separate case, and DNA evidence.

Sometimes referred to as the “silk stocking murders”, the new film by writer-director Matt Ruskin (Crown HeightsCity of Dead Men) will focus on investigative journalists Loretta McLaughlin (to be played by Kiera Knightley) and Jean Cole and Loretta McLaughlin, who wrote a four-part series about the killer for the Record American in 1963, dubbing him “The Boston Strangler”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Dastmalchian (Dune; The Suicide Squad) has joined the growing, topline cast of 20th Century Studios’ upcoming Boston Strangler film taking on an undisclosed yet very important role in the new movie (perhaps that of Albert DeSalvo?).

Dastmalchian will appear alongside the aforementioned Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl), plus Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Alessandro Nivola (The Many Saints of Newark), and Chris Cooper (American Beauty).

The spate of murders was previously the subject of The Boston Strangler (1968) with Tony Curtis as the titular murderer.

Despite not being specifically being linked to the case, The Strangler (1964), which stars Victor Buono, is also clearly based on the spate of Boston murders.

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