BOSTON STRANGLER: Keira Knightley Just Cast in High Profile New Role


Keira Knightley Smiling

Keira Knightley Has a Thrilling New Role

Keira Knightley has recently been cast in a juicy leading role in 20th Century Studios‘ upcoming dramatic film, Boston Strangler.

Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley is known for her wide variety of roles that have been in films of very diverse genres and, now, she will portray Loretta McLaughlin in a forthcoming film about the Boston Strangler murders. McLaughlin was a reporter who played a central role in discovering the connections between the Strangler’s different killings and McLaughlin broke the story of the infamous serial killer back in the 1960’s despite overwhelming obstacles. McLaughlin teamed up with another journalist named Jean Cole and took tremendous risks to reveal the truth regarding the murderer to the world. This new film will be directed by Matt Ruskin and will be produced by Scott Free (Ridley Scott’s company) as well as LuckyChap Entertainment.


Keira Knightley was first launched into the public spotlight when her role in the original Pirates of the Caribbean film put her on magazine covers throughout the world. She had appeared in the independent film Bend It Like Beckham before that but her role opposite Johnny Depp in the blockbuster Pirates pictures was her true claim to worldwide fame. She went on to deliver Oscar-nomination worthy performances in films like Pride and Prejudice (for which she actually scored a Best Actress Oscar nomination) and Atonement. She also has a flair for comedy as displayed in the little seen 2014 gem, Laggies where she played Sam Rockwell’s love interest.

Boston native Ruskin did heavy research into the story behind his upcoming film. He communicated with the families of both Cole and McLaughlin to get more insight into the work that was required to reveal a case which became one of the most high-profile serial killer stories of all time. Boston Strangler will begin shooting in Boston this coming December.

Keira Knightley has always been a prolific actress. Besides her Boston Strangler picture, she will be seen in the upcoming picture, Silent Night, and will also voice the character of Charlotte in the film of the same name. Her second Oscar nomination which she received during her impressive career was for Best Supporting Actress in the 2014 film, The Imitation Game.

Knightley has proven to be not only a distinguished actress in classy, art house films but also an actress who knows how to choose fierce, intriguing projects that help differentiate her from many of the other actresses in Hollywood today. There’s no doubt that the story of corruption, Boston Strangler, will be one of her most fascinating projects to date.

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