“Boston Strangler,” the forthcoming true crime drama, is written and directed by Matt Ruskin, who carried out extensive research on Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole, two real-life reporters who investigated the notorious Boston Strangler. Ruskin tracked down their families and delved into their actual investigation of the murders to ensure the film’s authenticity. The star-studded cast includes Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, Emmy nominee Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper. The film is set to premiere on March 17 and will be available for streaming on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in other territories. The trailer showcases the gripping plotline of the two reporters and the police working together to catch the notorious serial killer.
“Boston Strangler,” a gripping true crime drama set in the early 1960s, is based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders and centers around the courageous and trailblazing reporter Loretta McLaughlin. According to the official synopsis, Loretta and her fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the gender bias of the era to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and kept women informed of the situation. At great personal risk, Loretta pursued the story and uncovered corruption that cast doubt on the real identity of the Boston Strangler.
The film is produced by the acclaimed duo Ridley Scott and Kevin Walsh for Scott Free, and by Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of LuckyChap Entertainment. The project is overseen by Sarah Shepard of 20th Century Studios, along with Sam Roston of Scott Free and Bronte Payne of LuckyChap. “Boston Strangler” stars an impressive cast, including Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Chris Cooper. The film is set to premiere on March 17, and will be available for streaming exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ via the Star banner in other regions.