Boston Strangler cast: Who’s in the new Hulu movie?

Boston Strangler - Courtesy Hulu
Boston Strangler - Courtesy Hulu /

While there’s many documentaries about real-life crime stories, many times those stories get adapted into a film or show. One new one coming to the small screens soon is Boston Strangler on Hulu.

The historical crime drama production is set to begin streaming Friday, March 17, 2023 on the platform. The movie, based on a true story, is centered around two reporters for the Record American newspaper, Loretta McLaughlin and Jean Cole. Loretta is the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders, per the synopsis.

As death continues and the killer is still free, she enlists the help of her “colleague and confidante.” In a time where the two are overlooked due to being women, the investigative duo don’t give up and continue to try to uncover the truth. And this is one story that could be putting their own lives at risk.

So who stars as the two brave women in the film? Who else can you expect to see? We’ve got the answer for you below!

Boston Strangler cast: Who’s in the new Hulu movie?

Two-time Academy Award nominee and English actress Keira Knightley takes on the role of Loretta, with actress Carrie Coon playing Jean. Knightley is known for multiple projects, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Pride & Prejudice. Coon is known for her role as Bertha Russell in The Gilded Age on HBO, as well as Callie Spengler in the 2021 movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Keira Knightley as Loretta McLaughlin
  • Carrie Coon as Jean Cole
  • David Dastmalchian as Albert DeSalvo, aka the Boston Strangler
  • Chris Cooper as Jack MacLaine, editor at Record American
  • Luke Kirby as F. Lee Bailey, DeSalvo’s attorney
  • Alessandro Nivola as Detective Conley
  • Bill Camp as Commissioner McNamara
  • Morgan Spector as James McLaughlin, Loretta’s husband

The 20th Century production is written and directed by Matt Ruskin. Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Michael Pruss, Josey McNamara, and Tom Ackerley serve as producers. Executive producers on the project are Michael Fottrell, Sam Roston. Check out the trailer below:

The movie Boston Strangler premieres Friday, March 17, 2023 on Hulu.

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