George Clooney Will Produce, Star In ‘Monster of Florence’

George ClooneyWho doesn’t love a little Clooney? Especially when it’s crime-solving, risk-taking, day-saving Clooney? Well, world, here’s a little gift for us; George Clooney is attached to the upcoming Fox 2000 project, an adaptation of Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi’s best seller, Monster of Florence.

The book the film will be based off is a real-life investigation into over a dozen murders at the hands of the at-large murderer Il Mostro from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s. But don’t write this off as just another murder mystery; the story also follows the incidences involving the writers themselves, including both men undergoing police investigation in Florence, Italy, where the murders took place. With Clooney as a producer and star (no director yet, but I’m guessing he may try to take that seat as well) and his affinity for old Hollywood style, it’s looking like this could have some of the charms of classic films like All The President’s Men…plus a whole lot of Clooney action, which as we discussed, is a plus.

The adaptation originally belonged to United Artists back in 2008 thanks to Tom Cruise, but when things went sour for UA, the project made its way to Clooney and Grant Heslov’s production company. Valkyrie co-writers Chris McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander will act as scribes (but here’s hoping McQuarrie left all his hiccups behind with The Tourist and is bringing his A-game for this one).

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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