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If there is one genre that has become incredibly popular in the last decade, it is the true crime genre, with a focus on serial killers. From Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy to Jeffrey Dahmer, we have watched series and movies about all of them, some staying very close to true events, and the others being a more dramatized version.
Nevertheless, these have all been incredibly popular, and the true crime genre’s viewership keeps increasing daily. This brings us to the very latest true crime thriller, Boston Strangler. If you have heard about this title, we are here to tell you more about it, because we know just how curious everyone has been.
It is based on the infamous silk stocking murders which took place in the 1960s in Boston, Massachusetts. These murders made the headline for a long time, and Boston Strangler won’t be the first adaption of these murders, however, it is the most recent one and has a brilliant team backing it.
Boston Strangler will be written and directed by Matt Ruskin, who has previously been involved in movies like Crown Heights and Booster. Boston Strangler might just be Ruskin’s biggest project so far.
It has also been revealed that Ridley Scott will be producing Boston Strangler, so we’re in for a cinematic treat. Keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about Boston Strangler, from the plot to the cast to the release date and more:
Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon star in the true-crime thriller Boston Strangler, streaming March 17. pic.twitter.com/lsWPl04i7u— Hulu (@hulu) February 21, 2023
As we mentioned before, Boston Strangler will be based on true events that took place in the 1960s, in Boston. These murders were popularly known as the silk stocking murders. Before we dive into any details about Boston Strangler, let us take a look at the official synopsis to get a brief understanding of what we can expect from the upcoming true crime thriller:
“Based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders, this is the true story of Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler. She and 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.”
Today, there is a lot of information you can find about the murders that took place in the 1960s in Boston, especially by one notorious serial killer. However, back in the day, it wasn’t paid attention to until Loretta McLaughlin took matters into her own hands, in an attempt to save the lives of several women who were in danger. Boston Strangler’s targets were all women, and his crimes went beyond the murder of these women. He would first sexually violate and abuse these women, and then use his signature move to end their life, aka, straggling them with a stocking.
Boston Strangler will focus on the lives of Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole, two women who worked in a male-dominated industry, and how they had to uncover the story of a murderer when no one else would. Today, you might associate Boston with safety, but that wasn’t the case in the 60s, not until these reporters stepped in anyway. It will be interesting to see how McLaughlin and Cole trace and track this notorious serial killer, in turn, saving the lives of several women in Boston, and possibly the whole country.
You can read more about this case on the internet, but the upcoming true crime thriller, Movie, will most definitely provide a different and fresh perspective on everything that went down in the 1960s.
Boston Strangler has a lot of A-list celebrities who are bound to increase the viewership, along with a brilliant story that will capture your attention from start to finish. The main characters in Boston Strangler will be Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole, the reporters who are at the center of it all. McLaughlin and Cole will be played by Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon respectively.
You might recognize Knightly from some of her more famous movies which include Pride and Prejudice, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Imitation Game, and Begin Again. As for Coon, she is best known for her work in The Post, Gone Girl, The Nest, Widows, and The Gilded Age.
Both these actresses have secured a name for themselves in Hollywood, and we are all looking forward to seeing them play these strong female characters in Boston Strangler.
The other actors and actresses who will be joining the cast of Boston Strangler are David Dastmalchian, Alessandro Nivola, Chris Cooper, Robert John Burke, Morgan Spector, Rory Cochrane, and Bill Camp amongst several others.
And yes, it is a male-dominated cast with two women, which also holds up a mirror to the story that Boston Strangler is trying to narrate.
It won’t be long before you can watch Boston Strangler, because the true crime thriller is officially slated to release on the 17th of March. So if you don’t have any plans for Saint Patrick’s Day this year, you can spend some time watching Boston Strangler, which will be available to stream on Hulu.
Those of you who live outside the US, and don’t have access to Hulu, should be able to watch Boston Strangler on Disney+. There has been no confirmation on whether or not Boston Strangler will have a limited theatrical release, but as soon as we find out more, we will let you know!
The official trailer for Boston Strangler has definitely caught everyone’s attention, especially because of the performances delivered by Knightly and Coon in the trailer. This is only a glimpse into what we can expect from the true crime thriller, and so far it looks great.
The production and set design focuses on Boston in the 1960s, so anyone who likes some period drama, will most definitely appreciate this aspect of Boston Strangler as a whole. There are a lot of nail-biting and seat-gripping moments in Boston Strangler, and that can be derived from the trailer, so make sure you watch this before watching the final product!
Do let us know in the comments what you think about Boston Strangler so far, and whether or not you will be watching the upcoming true crime thriller on Saint Patrick’s Day this year!