This March, Hulu will take you back to the ’60s to examine the true crimes of the Boston Strangler through the eyes of two reporters.
Two-time Oscar nominee Kiera Knightley and Emmy nominee Carrie Coon star in the film as the real-life reporters who broke the news that the series of recent crimes were at the hand of one man, the Boston Strangler.
In the film, the bodies of three elderly women are discovered. Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, is the first journalist to publish a story connecting the crimes. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidant Jean Cole (Coon). Yet, the duo find themselves facing the era’s rampant sexism. 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.
Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Chris Cooper also star in the film written and directed by Matt Ruskin.
In real life, the Boston Strangler began hunting and killing women in and around Boston in the early 60s. Thirteen murdered women were believed to be the victims of the killer. The crimes were attributed to Albert DeSalvo based on his confession, and his DNA matched the final victim. However, there are those who doubt that he killed all thirteen.
Boston Strangler arrives on Hulu on March 17, 2023, from 20th Century.