Derf's "My Friend Dahmer" Film Casts Young Jeffrey Dahmer

"Teen Beach Movie" actor Ross Lynch has been cast as a teenage Jeffrey Dahmer in the upcoming film adaptation of Derf Backderf's 1970s-set graphic novel "My Friend Dahmer."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "My Friend Dahmer" started out on the 2014 Blacklist, before going into development as a feature film, with writer Marc Meyers ("How He Fell In Love") attached to direct.

Based on Backderf's comic of the same name, "My Friend Dahmer" tells a coming-of-age story about Dahmer, as he struggles with his family life and desire to kill.

Dahmer is notorious for raping and murdering 17 men and boys from the late '70s through to the early '90s. The killer was murdered in prison by a fellow inmate in 1994.

Adam Goldworm and Aperture Entertainment are producing "My Friend Dahmer," alongside Meyers, Jody Girgenti of Ibid Filmworks, Milan Chakraborty of Attic Light Films and Michael Merlob. Though the film is set to shoot in August, no release date has been set for "My Friend Dahmer."

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