Hulu has dropped a batch of official photos for Boston Strangler, the upcoming true-crime drama starring Oscar nominee Keira Knightley. The Boston Strangler photos provide us with our first look at the two leading characters, portrayed by Knightley and Carrie Coon.
The film is slated to make its debut on March 17 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
Boston Strangler is written and directed by Matt Ruskin, who conducted in-depth research on Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole by tracking down their families and studying their actual investigation of the murders. The film stars Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, Emmy nominee Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper.
“Based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders, this is the true story of Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler,” reads the synopsis. “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. Loretta pursued the story at great personal risk and uncovered corruption that cast doubt on the true identity of the Boston Strangler.”
The film is produced by Ridley Scott and Kevin Walsh for Scott Free and LuckyChap Entertainment’s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara. The project will be overseen by Scott Free’s Sam Roston, LuckyChap’s Bronte Payne, and 20th Century Studios’ Sarah Shepard.
Knightley is known for her roles in big franchise films such as George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, where she starred opposite Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Her film credits also include drama films such as Atonement, Begin Again, The Imitation Game, and Pride & Prejudice.