According to The Hollywood Reporter,Brian De Palma is headed into murderous territory. He has signed on to direct The Boston Stranglers for Valhalla Motion Pictures, a movie all about the notorious 60's killing spree.

The movie will be based on Susan Kelly's nonfiction book, The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders.The movie will detail the famous murders, as well as their controversial resolution. Debate still centers on the guilt of Albert DeSalvo, who confessed to the murders, but never fit the profile. He was later murdered in prison.

Kelly's book is one of several to suggest there was more than one killer. Looking through Wikipedia, it seems there's a whole Jack the Ripper cult beginning to emerge around the murder cases. Everyone loves trying to piece together a gruesome tale, I suppose. Will they be inventing a fictional detective to center it on? It doesn't seem like there were any Abberlines or Paul Averys trying to untangle this spree, but I'm no expert.

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