(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Brian DePalma has been tapped to direct The Boston Stranglers for producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. The movie, an adaptation of Susan Kelly’s nonfiction book The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders, is about the early-’60s Boston killings and their controversial resolution — many question whether Albert DeSalvo, a publicity hound who confessed to the murders and was later stabbed to death while incarcerated on unrelated charges, was the actual killer. The murders were already the basis of a 1968 movie starring Tony Curtis as DeSalvo and Henry Fonda as the detective pursuing him. That version was based on an earlier book by Gerold Frank. Although De Palma has been the writer and/or director of successful films likeThe Untouchables, Carrie, Scarface, and Dressed to Kill, he hasn’t had a hit since Mission: Impossible in 1996. (Hollywood Reporter)
Posted January 17 2015 — 10:36 AM EST
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