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Boston Strangler is an upcoming American drama film, based on on the true story of the Boston Strangler, who in the 1960s killed 13 women in Boston, Massachusetts. It is scheduled to be released on Hulu.


Loretta McLaughlin was the reporter who broke the story of the Boston Strangler. Along with reporter Jean Cole, McLaughlin challenged the sexism of the era, pursuing the story at personal risk and uncovering corruption that cast doubt on the identity of the strangler.[1]


  • Keira Knightley as Loretta McLaughlin
  • Carrie Coon as TBA
  • Alessandro Nivola as TBA
  • Chris Cooper as TBA
  • David Dastmalchian as TBA
  • Robert John Burke as TBA
  • Morgan Spector as TBA


On October 4, 2021, Deadline reported that 20th Century Studios was developing a new drama film titled Boston Strangler with Keira Knightley in the lead role. Filming commenced in December 2021.[2]