James Franco to Be Serial Killer in 'The Night Stalker'


James Franco


The actor will additionally direct the upcoming movie which is based on a true story of 1980s serial killer Richard Ramirez.

James Franco has signed on to portray serial killer Richard Ramirez in a new film which will also mark his major motion picture directorial debut. According to the New York Post, Franco will direct and star in "The Night Stalker", the big screen version of Philip Carlo's book about 1980s serial killer Ramirez, who was was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries.

Nicholas Constantine, who co-wrote the adapted screenplay, confirmed Franco's collaboration, "I had no idea if he would do it, though, since it's pretty dark subject matter. They told me he was studying to be a director and this was perfect for him. We watched three short films he made, two of which were dark and one of which was about a serial killer. That confirmed James definitely had this dark side, and it definitely sealed the deal for us. Sure enough, James read the material and responded to it immediately."

James Franco is fresh from appearing in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" which has earned praises. He, however, lost to "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth for Best Drama Actor kudo at recent Golden Globe Awards.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Caitlyn Jenner to Become Mom Next Year as She's Banned From Meeting Baby Dream
  2. Selena Gomez Steps Out With New Haircut at Hollywood Hot Spot
  3. Mariah Carey's New Boyfriend Bryan Tanaka Admits He's 'Always Had a Thing' for Her
  4. Kanye West Leaves L.A. in the Middle of the Night Amid Kim Kardashian Divorce Rumors
  5. Tiny Harris Fake Facebook Stirs Up Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Affair Rumor
  6. Madonna Accused of Getting Butt Implants After Onstage Twerk With Ariana Grande
  7. Optimus Prime Wants to Kill Bumblebee in 'Transformers: The Last Knight' First Teaser Trailer
  8. Photos of Topless Maisie Williams Surface Online
  9. The Ancient Princess Is Awakened in 'The Mummy' First Full Trailer
  10. Live Nation Confirms Jeremih Is Removed From PARTYNEXTDOOR's Tour

CELEBS PHOTO