According to Deadline, Chloe Okuno, who will direct an upcoming adaptation of Stephen King, has been hired to direct the crime thriller “Rodney & Sheryl”, which will star Anna Kendrick.
The actress will play Cheryl Bradshaw, a contestant who unknowingly picked an infamous serial killer as her date on a 1970s dating show called The Dating Game.
The assassin, Rodney Alcala, was responsible for a series of murders in 1978 while participating in the program.
Ian MacAllister McDonald wrote the screenplay, which was blacklisted.
The plot will revolve around the events of the series and feature genre veterans Roy Lee and Miri Yoon as producers for Vertigo Entertainment.
In addition to playing the lead role, Kendrick will also be an executive producer.
Strangest of all, Rodney Alcala had previously been convicted of attempted murder of a 12-year-old girl when he appeared on the show in 1978. However, the network’s criminal background checks weren’t precise enough. , which allowed him to succeed. in The Dating Game anyway.
He was sentenced to death for murder two years later, in 1980, with detectives estimating he must have killed as many as 130 people – although he remains in prison in California to this day.
Rodney Alcala, the serial killer winner of the reality show
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