How does one become someone who can inflict the cruelest of pain to others? My Friend Dahmer was a 24 page self-published graphic novel that detailed the early years of Jeffrey Dahmer up until he murdered his first victim a mere two weeks after he graduated High School; who later became one of the most infamous serial killers in American History. The graphic novel received wide critical praise and several nominations. Written by real life friend John Backderf, the film titled My Friend Dahmer is based on his work, which was published in 2002.
The film stars Ross Lynch (Teen Beach Movie) as the teenager who eventually will become the infamous serial killer. The film will also include Alex Wolff (Patriot’s Day) who is Dahmer’s friend John Backderf, or simply Derf. Vincent Kartheiser (Tv’s Mad Men), Anne Heche (Aftermath), and Dallas Roberts (Tv’s The Good Wife) also star. The film had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21st and was acquired by FilmRise, who are planning to release the film sometime this fall. The film is written and directed by Marc Meyers (How He Fell in Love).
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