‘The Suicide Squad’ Star David Dastmalchian Joins Ridley Scott-Produced ‘Boston Strangler’ Movie

The true story of the Boston Strangler will come to the screen in an upcoming feature being produced by Ridley Scott for 20th Century Studios, with Keira Knightley set to star.

Matt Ruskin (“Crown Heights”) will write and direct the movie, and THR reports today that David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Dune) is the latest actor to come on board.

THR notes, “Dastmalchian is joining the cast in what is described as a pivotal, undisclosed role.”

Carrie CoonChris Cooper, and Alessandro Nivola will also star.

Deadline details, “Based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders, this is the true story of Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley), the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler. She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city’s most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed.”

Filming is expected to begin in Boston in the coming weeks.