George Clooney to Star in The Monster of Florence

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George Clooney is now attached to The Monster of Florence, which has been picked up by Fox 2000, reports Deadline.

The film is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun) and his friend, Nathan Alexander, with whom he previously teamed for Valkyrie.

Based on the besteller by by Douglas Preston (with Italian journalist Mario Spezi), The Monster of Florence would star Clooney as the author who, along with Spezi, tried to bring up evidence against who they felt was responsible for a string of serial murders in Florence that began in the late 1960’s.