The Monster of Florence, finally next summer it will start the shooting of the movie based on the international bestseller by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi. Will George Clooney be in the movie?

The bestseller The Monster of Florence: A True story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi finally will be come a movie.

Douglas Preston himself wrote this post on facebook:

The movie being made of my book, THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, is due to start shooting in Italy this summer. I should have news for you soon on who will star in it.

In 2008 the first rumours said that Tom Cruise was starring in the movie, then in 2011 Fox 2000 closed a deal that turns the bestselling crime book by Preston and Spezi into a star vehicle for George Clooney.

In 2014 George Clooney is once again attached to the movie, which has been picked up by Fox 2000. In 2014 also they talked about a script by Christopher McQuarrie (“THE USUAL SUSPECTS”, “THE WAY OF THE GUN”) and his friend, Nathan Alexander.

Based on the besteller by by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, the movie would star Clooney as the author who, along with Spezi, tried to bring up evidence against who they felt was responsible for a string of serial murders in Florence that began in the late 1960’s.

Up to now we have no confirmation about the cast.

The Monster of Florence, a bibliography

The Monster of Florence is the name commonly used by the media in Italy for a series of eight double murder cases that took place between 1968 and 1985 in the province of Florence, Italy.

For further information about the case of the Monster, here below you can find the must important books in English about the case, as on Wikipedia:

  • The Monster Of Florence by Magdalen Nabb, 1996
  • The Monster of Florence: A True Story by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, 2008
  • The True Stories of the Monster Of Florence by Jacopo Pezzan and Giacomo Brunoro, 2011, LA CASE Books

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