De Palma Grips Boston Stranglers

Brian De Palma (“The Untouchables,” “The Black Dahlia”) has signed on to direct “The Boston Stranglers” for Valhalla Motion Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Rosen (“Head of the Class”) is adapting Susan Kelly’s nonfiction book which details the early-’60s Beantown killings and their controversial resolution.

The Strangler case continues to stir debate. Many question whether Albert DeSalvo — a publicity hound who confessed to the murders and was later stabbed to death while incarcerated on unrelated charges — was the actual killer.

Gale Anne Hurd will produce.