Taron Egerton stars in Apple’s In With the Satan Serial Killer Present
The project brings together director Michaël Roskam and writer Dennis Lehane, who previously worked with Tom Hardy on The Drop 2014.
Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser will star in Apple’s serial killer series With the devil, Which Michaël Roskam (Bullhead) is derived from a script by Dennis Lehane (Mystical River). Roskam and Lehane previously teamed up for the 2014 film The case With Tom Hardy.
Deadline reports that the six episode limited series is based on James Keene and Hillel LevinBook 2010 In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer, and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption, who told the story of how Keene was offered an early release from prison in exchange for coaxing a confession from a fellow inmate who was an alleged serial killer.
The show will examine the close relationship between these two prisoners, the efforts people will make to seek salvation, and whether true absolution is ever really possible. Egerton will play Keene while Hauser is in talks to play the alleged killer.
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Growing up the son of a Chicago police officer, Keene was reportedly ready for a professional football career when he got into trouble with the law and spent about a decade in jail without parole. The prosecutor offered him a unique deal since he had also convicted a man named Larry Hall for the kidnapping and killing of a teenage girl and he was concerned about Hall’s calling. Hall was suspected of killing nearly 20 other women. Instead of risking Hall roaming the streets again a free man, the prosecutor promised to commute Keene’s sentence if he could make friends with Hall in jail and get him to confess to murders.
Imperative entertainment Bradley Thomas, Dan Friedkin | and Ryan Friedkin will produce on the side Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert by Emjag Productions, Richard Plepler of Eden Productions and former HBO exec Kary Antholisas well as Egerton, Roskam, Lehane and Keene. Apple Studios will produce the adaptation of Keene’s gripping memoir, which is slated to be shot in New Orleans.
In With the Devil was originally selected by a decade ago Brad PittThe Plan B company, before Imperative Entertainment picked up the book and built the HBO mansion where Plepler was in charge. The project broke up when Plepler left and started his own production company, which eventually came on board as executive producer along with Antholis, president of HBO’s miniseries division.
Egerton is best known for starring in the lead Kingsman Films, although he also won a Golden Globe last year for his spirited twist as Elton John in the rocket Man. Hauser is now best known for his leading role in Clint Eastwood‘s Richard Jewellas well as strong support turns around I, Tonya and BlacKkKlansman. It will soon be seen next to it Emma Stone in the Cruella, while Egerton is said to star in Apple’s original film Tetris from manufacturer Matthew Vaughn. Not only is this Egerton’s second Apple project, but Imperative is also behind adapting the streamer to the large budget of Murderer of the Flower Moon With Leonardo Dicaprio and Robert De NiroThe latter is busier than ever at the age of 77.
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