Following the Trail of a Serial Killer Named ‘Belle’

Producer Ed Bass is making his directorial debut with Belle, the story of Belle Gunness, America’s most prolific female serial killer, which is being produced and financed by First Line Media. Working mainly from her farm base in La Porte County, Ind., around the turn of the 20th century, Gunness left a trail of buried bodies as she allegedly killed two husbands and dozens of suitors to whom she wrote love letters and who arrived at her farm with fat wallets. Several of her stepchildren mysteriously disappeared as well. Bass co-wrote the script with Eva Mayer, whose family purchased the farmland and discovered some of the love letters.