Producer Ed Bass (“Bobby,” “The Killing Jar”) will make his directorial debut on the female serial killer biopic “Belle” for First Line Media says The Hollywood Reporter.
Working mainly from her farm base in La Porte County, Indiana around the turn of the 20th century, Belle Gunness left a trail of buried bodies as she allegedly killed two husbands and dozens of suitors to whom she wrote love letters and who arrived at her farm with fat wallets.
Several of her stepchildren mysteriously disappeared as well. Bass co-wrote the script with Eva Mayer whose family purchased the farmland and discovered some of the love letters.
Hubert Gibbs and Christopher Beatty will produce and shooting will take place in Ohio.