The role of Jean Cole in the upcoming BOSTON STRANGLER film spoke to actor Carrie Coon for several reasons, Coon shared in the recent press conference for the upcoming film.
Interview with Carrie Coon on Portraying Jean Cole in BOSTON STRANGLER
Actor Carrie Coon shared that the most shocking part of the real story for her was, “that these women were so integral to breaking the case and to force the police departments to share information. And their names are never mentioned in association with it that was really shocking to me.”
“And then their stories of how they became journalists as individuals. They were very compelling very moving stories. Certainly echoes the lives of the women in my world who grew up in the Midwest. My mother was a nurse. One of my grandmothers was a teacher and the other one was a homemaker. And those were the opportunities available to women aside from secretary, so Jean’s fight to become a journalist and all was very moving to me.”
“And then, of course, I had seen CROWN HEIGHTS, which Matt [Ruskin] had made, and I think of him as a really deeply moral filmmaker. And I knew that his interest in the story was feminist, you know, that he was really interested in revealing that those women had been erased from the story. And of course, I knew Kiera [Knightly] was involved, as well, and I was really excited to get the opportunity to work with her.”
Genre: Historical Crime Thriller
Written and directed by: Matt Ruskin
Produced by: Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, Michael Pruss, Josey McNamara, Tom Ackerley
Executive Producers: Michael Fottrell, Sam Roston
Cast: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola, David Dastmalchian, Morgan Spector, Bill Camp, and Chris Cooper
About BOSTON STRANGLER
From 20th Century Studios and award-winning writer-director Matt Ruskin (CROWN HEIGHTS) comes BOSTON STRANGLER, a true-crime thriller about the trailblazing reporters who broke the story of the notorious Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s. BOSTON STRANGLER will premiere March 17, 2023, exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories. The film follows Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), a reporter for the Record-American newspaper, who becomes the first journalist to connect the Boston Strangler murders. As the mysterious killer claims more and more victims, Loretta attempts to continue her investigation alongside colleague and confidante Jean Cole (Carrie Coon), yet the duo finds themselves stymied by the rampant sexism of the era. Nevertheless, McLaughlin and Cole bravely pursue the story at great personal risk, putting their own lives on the line in their quest to uncover the truth.
BOSTON STRANGLER stars two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley (THE IMITATION GAME, PRIDE & PREJUDICE), Emmy nominee Carrie Coon (FARGO, THE GILDED AGE), Alessandro Nivola (AMSTERDAM), David Dastmalchian (DUNE), Morgan Spector (“Homeland”), Bill Camp (JOKER) and Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (ADAPTATION). Written and directed by Matt Ruskin, the film is produced by Ridley Scott (THE MARTIAN), Kevin J. Walsh (HOUSE OF GUCCI), Michael Pruss (AMERICAN WOMAN), Josey McNamara (PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN), and Tom Ackerley (I, TONYA), with Michael Fottrell (THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS) and Sam Roston serving as executive producers.
BOSTON STRANGLER will premiere March 17, 2023, exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories.
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