Psycho Duo Plan Manson Family Film

“American Psycho” film director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner are set to re-team on “The Family,” a new project about the followers of Charles Manson that has been setup at Roxwell Films.

The procedural feature will look at the infamous Manson Family murders through the eyes of graduate student Karlene Faith as she works with three young, brainwashed women who were part of the cult.

Initially given the death penalty for their involvement in the nine murders, their sentences ultimately were commuted to life imprisonment. We’ll see Faith’s time attempting to teach the three women to grasp the reality of their crimes.

Turner is adapting Faith’s non-fiction work “The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten” and Ed Sanders’ 1971 novel “The Family” for the script. Jeremy M. Rosen and Kevin Shulman will produce.

Casting is underway with shooting tentatively planned for summer in Los Angeles.

Source: Deadline