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Entering Hades: Michael Fassbender in talks to play serial killer

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Michael Fassbender is in talks to star in Entering Hades, a film based on John Leake’s true crime novel. Broad Green Pictures has closed the rights to the story and Fassbender’s DMC Films will produce it.

Entering Hades centers on the true story of Jack Unterweger, an Australian journalist, author, and serial killer who amassed a body count of 11 people across the world. Alexander Dinerlaris, who won an Academy Award for his work on Birdman, will rewrite the script, originally penned by Bill Wheeler. Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein, of Storyscape Entertainment, have teamed up with Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson of DMC Films to produce the film.

“With Bob and Richard’s vision and Michael’s keen ability to bring captivating characters to the big screen, we are confident that Entering Hades will be an entertaining thriller that draws a big audience,” Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Broad Green Pictures, said in a release.

Cooper and Saperstein said Entering Hades provided the kind of material they were looking to produce.

“Michael Fassbender is one of today’s most talented actors and we are thrilled to be in partnership with him, as well as Conor and Daniel, to bring this extraordinary story to the screen,” they added.

Fassbender was previously nominated for Academy Awards for 12 Years a Slave and Steve Jobs. He’ll be seen next in X-Men: Apocalypse, out in theaters May 27.