Keira Knightley starring in Ridley Scott’s Boston Strangler

“Pirates of the Caribbean” actress to play Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders

Credit : 20th Century Fox

Keira Knightley will star in a new “Boston Stranger” film for Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and 20th Century Studios.

Directed by Matt Ruskin, “Boston Stranger” will be produced by Scott and Kevin Walsh for the aforesaid Scott Free along with Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of LuckyChap Entertainment. Pic begins shooting in December in Boston, says Deadline.

Says the trade :

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.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Knightley will play McLaughlin.

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