George Clooney: The Monster of Florence?

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George Clooney is attached to star in an adaptation of “The Monster of Florence” by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi.

This is a project that resided at United Artists, but since being first reported about in late-2008, Fox 2000 crept in and picked up the rights.

Christopher McQuarrie () will write and produce alongside producers Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen who optioned the property in September (details).

“Monster” chronicles a true series of events from author Douglas Preston’s life. Shortly after moving his family to Italy in 2000, Preston learned that an olive grove on their property had been the scene of a brutal murder. Teaming with Italian journalist Mario Spezi, Preston began investigating the crime, which was part of a series of eight double homicides between 1968-85.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter