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‘Boston Strangler’: watch the trailer for Keira Knightley’s Disney+ film

The trailer has been released for 20th Century Studios’ ‘Boston Strangler’, which will debut on Disney+ in the UK on 17th March 2023.

The true-crime thriller stars Keira Knightley (‘The Imitation Game’) and it’s about the trailblazing reporters who broke the story of the notorious Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s.

Boston Strangler
Credit: 20th Century Studios

The film follows Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. 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.  

The cast also includes Carrie Coon (‘Fargo’), Alessandro Nivola (‘Amsterdam’), David Dastmalchian (‘Dune’), Morgan Spector (‘Homeland’), Bill Camp (‘Joker’), and Chris Cooper (‘Adaptation’).

‘Boston Strangler’ is written and directed by Matt Ruskin (‘Crown Heights’), and produced by Ridley Scott (‘The Martian’), Kevin J. Walsh (‘House of Gucci’), Michael Pruss (‘American Woman’), Josey McNamara (‘Promising Young Woman’), and Tom Ackerley (‘I, Tonya’), with Michael Fottrell (‘The Fate of the Furious”’ and Sam Roston serving as executive producers.

ABC Audio has also released the trailer for ‘Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler’, a true-crime companion podcast to the film. The three-part narrative series premieres on Wednesday 1st March, and serves as the first collaboration between ABC Audio and 20th Century Studios, both of which are part of The Walt Disney Company.

Award-winning journalist and author Dick Lehr hosts the show, which draws from the ABC News archive and features new interviews with relatives of those involved in the case. “Truth and Lies: The Boston Strangler’ is available for free on major listening platforms, including Apple PodcastsSpotifyAmazon MusicGoogle Podcasts and the ABC News app.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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