“One scheming, sinister man, Jamison Bachman. A dozen unsuspecting victims. The ultimate Craigslist nightmare.”
Blumhouse has acquired the rights to adapt the New York Magazine article “Worst Roommate Ever” about a serial squatter and murderer in what will be the first project developed simultaneously for both film and television. Chris Morgan from the Fast & Furious franchise is on board to develop the feature, says Deadline.
The story, written by William Brennan — who will serve as an executive producer on both projects — is about Alex Miller who let Jed Creek into her Philadelphia apartment, not having a clue he was actually Jamison Bachman, a notorious serial squatter and the ultimate Craigslist nightmare. In an expensive and frightening ordeal that dragged on for months, Bachman slowly laid claim to Alex’s apartment, using his intricate knowledge of tenancy laws to stay one step ahead of her. He kicked down doors, attacked her and left her feeling unsafe in her own home.
On the feature side, the story will be developed by Chris Morgan Productions and Blumhouse with Morgan and Jason Blum producing alongside Scoop Wasserstein of Scoop Productions. Ainsley Davies, Chris Morgan Productions’ head of Production will also serve as an executive producer.
At the same time the feature is being developed, Blumhouse Television, the company’s indie television studio, will develop a TV adaptation with a focus on a documentary series. Wasserstein will serve as an executive producer on this one while Brennan will serve as a co-executive producer.