Variety reports that Tom Cruise and United Artists have grabbed the rights to the serial killer thriller The Monster of Florence, with Cruise attached to produce and possibly to star. This according to Douglas Preston, author of the bestseller.
The author, along with Italian journalist Mario Spezi, told an Italian periodical that they have contracted with UA for a film adaptation of their book, which reconstructs eight grisly double murders believed to have been committed by a single person, between 1968 and 1985, in and around the Italian city of Florence.
The Monster of Florence case previously inspired the Thomas Harris novel Hannibal.
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