Surprise, surprise! On January 23, Stage 6 Films will release writer/director David Ondaatje’s The Lodger (trailer) in New York and Los Angeles before hiting DVD on February 10th. The modern-day Jack the Ripper tale about a Los Angeles detective who hunts down a violent serial killer stars Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Simon Baker, Shane West, and Rachael Leigh Cook. Read on for a long synopsis.In the adaptation of the book on which Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic is also based, the film follows a seasoned detective on the trail of a ruthless killer intent on slaughtering prostitutes along West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.
It appears that the murderer’s grisly methods are identical to that of London’s infamous 19th century psychopath Jack the Ripper – a relentless serial killer who was never caught by police. To make matters worse, the detective soon notices the parallels between the crimes committed by the West Hollywood stalker and those of a serial murderer incarcerated years ago. Could the wrong man be behind bars?