Actor Michael Sheen’s adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel “Green River Killer” has made the Black List, which each year recognizes the most-liked unproduced screenplays, as chosen by studio executives.
Written by Jeff Jensen and illustrated by Jonathan Case, the 2011 Dark Horse book tells the true story of the hunt for the Green River Killer, who was responsible for the murders of dozens of women in the Seattle area throughout the 1980s. In 1990, the case was handed to a single detective, the writer’s father Tom Jensen. After nearly two decades, Gary Ridgway was finally arrested in 2001, and was initially convicted of 48 murders; he confessed to 71.
“Green River Killer: A True Detective Story” won an Eisner Award in 2012 for best reality-based work.
Known primarily as an actor, Sheen has starred in such films and television series as “Frost/Nixon,” “Underwold” and “Master of Sex.”
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