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Brian De Palma Hunts ‘The Boston Stranglers’

Brian De Palma is making a return to our beloved genre as the “Scarface” director has signed on to helm The Boston Stranglers for producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. The film is adapted by Alan Rosen (“Head of the Class”) from Susan Kelly’s nonfiction book “The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders.” The thriller will detail the early-’60s Beantown killings and their controversial resolution. The Strangler case continues to stir debate. Many question whether Albert DeSalvo — a publicity hound who confessed to the murders and was later stabbed to death while incarcerated on unrelated charges — was the actual killer.