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Michael Sheen will make his feature directorial debut and star in the upcoming true crime thriller Green River Killer, about the most prolific American serial killer in history, based on confirmed murders. The star of Masters of Sex also wrote the screenplay, based on Dark Horse Entertainment’s graphic novel Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, which in turn was written by the lead investigator’s son Jeff Jensen, and illustrated by artist Jonathan Case.
The Green River Killer, Gary Leon Ridgway, strangled at least 49 women in Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s. Ridgeway got his nickname after the first five victims were found in the Green River. Detective Tom Jensen worked the case from 1984 to 2001, first as part of a task force and then as the only full-time investigator. »
Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script
The film will be based on Sheen’s own screenplay, adapted from Jeff Jensen’s graphic novel Green River Killer: A True Detective Story, about American serial killer Gary Ridgway (to be played by Sheen) and Tom Jensen, the man who hunted Ridgwayfor two decades. The script was included on last year’s Black List of highly regarded but unproduced screenplays.
Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, publisher of the graphic novel, will produce with Sheen and QC’s Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield. QC’s Edward H Hamm Jr and Shaun Redick will serve as executive producers.
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Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 charges of first-degree murder of women in the state of Washington during the 1980s and 1990s. He was spared the death penalty in exchange for cooperation in locating the victims.
Sheen will direct from his own screenplay, which was named to the Black List in 2015 and is adapted from the Dark Horse Entertainment’s graphic novel “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.” The book, which won the Eisner Award, was written by Jeff Jensen and based on his father, Tom Jensen, and artist Jonathan Case.
The film tells the story of the relationship between Tom Jensen, who spent two decades looking for the Green River Killer, and Ridgway. The two men were forced to live and »
- Dave McNary
Louisa Krause (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Reynaldo Gallegos (“Sons of Anarcy”), Christopher Matthew Cook and Omar J. Dorsey (“Selma”) also star. The film is currently in post-production and Arclight Films is showing footage to distributors for the first time at the Efm in Berlin.
Recently closed deals include France (Metropolitan); Germany (Ksm); Spain (Inopia); Turkey (Aqua Pinema); U.K. (Signature); Cis (Top Film); Eastern Europe (Freeman Film Trade); India (Viswaas); and Latin America (Imagem).
“Dog Eat Dog” is based on the book of the same name by Eddie Bunker. Matt Wilder and Schrader adapted the script about a trio of ex-cons, deep in the underbelly of Los Angeles, who are hired for a kidnapping. When the botched abduction goes awry and gets completely out of control, »
- Dave McNary
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