The Monster Of Florence

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The Monster of Florence: George Clooney to star

  • Fox 2000 Pictures has acquired the rights to "The Monster of Florence", the Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi's novel about the investigation into the murderer known as Il Mostro, who killed more than a dozen people from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s without being caught.

  • George Clooney is set to star in the crime thriller.

    Rights to the novel were first acquired by United Artists in September 2008, with Tom Cruise interested in starring and Christopher McQuarrie writing the adaptation.

  • Nathan Alexander is co-writing with McQuarrie.

The Monster of Florence: Tom Cruise to produce and possibly star
United Artists has acquired rights to the serial-killer novel The Monster of Florence, with Tom Cruise attached to produce and possibly to star. The news was delivered by Douglas Preston, the author of the bestseller, while talking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

The film will focus on the story of eight grisly double homicides believed to have been committed single-handedly between 1968 and 1985, in and around Florence.

The screenplay is to be written by Christopher McQuarrie (Valkyrie). Tom Cruise will decide whether he wants to star in the film, once he reads it.
    Fri September 5, 2008 | Source: Variety