Michael Sheen To Direct “Green River Killer”

Michael Sheen (“Underworld,” “Tron: Legacy”) will both star in and make his feature directorial debut on the thriller “Green River Killer” for QC Entertainment.

Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to forty-eight charges of first-degree murder of women in the state of Washington during the 1980s and 1990s. Ridgway was spared the death penalty in exchange for co-operation in locating the victims.

The story of follows the relationship between Ridgway and Tom Jensen, the latter spent two decades hunting the Green River Killer and is soon forced to live and work together with him in a dark alliance to uncover the truth.

Sheen will direct from his own screenplay, which made last year’s Black List and is based on Jeff Jensen’s Eisner award-winning graphic novel about the true story tale. Sheen, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Sean McKittrick and Ray Mansfield will produce.

Source: Variety