“Teen Beach Movie” star Ross Lynch has signed on to play infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the Marc Meyers-directed indie drama “My Friend Dahmer” for Aperture Pictures.
Based on Derf Backderf’s 1970s-set graphic novel, the coming-of-age story has Lynch playing Dahmer in his high school years. The young man struggles with a difficult family life and the urge and thoughts of wanting to kill.
One of the most infamous serial killers in the worl, he raped and murdered seventeen men and boys in the late 1970s through the early 1990s with elements of dismemberment and cannibalism. He ultimately died in prison in 1994.
Marc Meyers (“Harvest”) will direct the film from a script that he wrote and that made the 2014 Black List. Adam Goldworm is producing and filming begins in Ohio in August.
Marvel film stalwart Jeremy Renner previously played the part in 2002’s “Dahmer” for which he received an Indie Spirit Award and launched his career.
Source: Heat Vision