When you think of the French horror genre, most of you will immediately think of directors Alex Aja, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury, Xavier Gens and Pascal Lautier. While those guys directed some of the best films in the past decade, it’s hard to ignore the talent of Fabrice du Welz, the man behind both Calvaire and Vinyan. It was announced today that Welz will be telling the tale of real-life serial killers in Alleluia, and have tapped the creepy Béatrice Dalle (Inside) to star! Read on for the skinny.
Fabrice du Welz stirs up serial killers.
Producer Michael Gentile’s The Film is prepping the next project from Fabrice du Welz, Alleluia. It will be based on the true story of 1940s serial killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez.
The Calvaire and Vinyan director is planning a road movie based on the true story of 1940s serial killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez. Du Welz has co-written the script with Vincent Tavier and has cast Beatrice Dalle (pictured below), Bouli Lanners and Virginie Efira. He will begin shooting in early 2011.
“Raymond Fernandez and his common-law wife Martha Beck became known as “The Lonely Hearts Killers” after their arrest and trial for serial murder in 1949. Between 1947 and 1949 they are believed to have killed as many as 20 women. The 1970 movie The Honeymoon Killers, the 1996 movie Deep Crimson, the 2006 movie Lonely Hearts, and an episode of the TV series Cold Case were all based on this case. – Wiki
Read all about the murders here.