Keira Knightley to Star In 20th Century Studios Boston Strangler

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Keira Knightley is reported to lead the 20th Century Studios drama Boston Strangler.

It’s slated to be written and directed by Matt Ruskin, who’s best known for the American biographical crime drama Crown Heights (2017). It will be produced by Kevin Walsh and the veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott under their Scott Free banner.

The upcoming film is basically inspired by the infamous Boston Strangler murders that took place between June 1962 and January 1964. During this period, as many as 13 women were murdered by a secret killer.

As the title suggests, the upcoming drama will follow the true story of Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley). And so, she will become the first reporter to cover and break the story of the Strangler.

Both Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley) and her 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.

In the film, it will be shown how Loretta managed to persuade the story to a great risk and managed to uncover the corruption that made to cast a doubt on the identity of the Boston Strangler.

Talking about Knightley, she’s best known for her performance in movies like ‘The Imitation Game’, ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Atonement’, Pirate of the Caribbean’ series and Pride and Prejudice.

After this, she’s all set to feature in another film titled ‘Silent Night’. She will also be seen in an animated film ‘Charlotte’ where she will give voice to the main character.


Who’s Keira Knightley?

Keira Knightley is an English actress born on March 25, 1985. She’s acted in both in blockbuster films and independent movies. Her performance is specially noted in period dramas.

Knightley has won many acoelomates to her name including one Laurence Olivier Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award, three Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards and two Academy Awards.

Keira Knightley was born in London. Her parents include her father Will Knightley and mother Sharman Macdonald. Like many other famous cine personalities, Keira Knightley also worked in many dramas, short plays an commercials.



The actress further starred in many period dramas including Atonement (2007), Anna Karenina (2012), The Duchess (2008) and more.