Hulu has announced the premiere date for the upcoming true-crime thriller, Boston Strangler, from writer-director Matt Ruskin. The film is about the trailblazing reporters who broke the story of the notorious Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s. The reporters are played by the outstanding duo of Academy Award nominee Kiera Knightley (The Imitation Game, Pride & Prejudice) and Emmy Award nominee Carrie Coon (Fargo, The Gilded Age).
Boston Strangler which premieres on March 17, 2023, exclusively on Hulu, follows Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
The film as stars Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Chris Cooper. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin, the film is produced by Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Michael Pruss, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley, with Michael Fottrell and Sam Roston serving as executive producers.
In addition, ABC Audio, will release a true crime companion podcast about the Boston Strangler ahead of the film’s debut hosted by award-winning journalist and former Boston Globe reporter Dick Lehr, who knew Loretta McLaughlin and has reported on the Boston Strangler case. The podcast will delve into the backstories and tragic fate of the victims linked to the Boston Strangler case and explore why these half-century-old killings remain the subject of so much fascination. It will be available for free on all major podcast platforms.
Check out the first look photos and watch for more coverage about the film on Awards Radar.