American Boogeywoman: Peyton List stars in Voltage Pictures’ Monster prequel
According to Deadline, Voltage Pictures has successfully acquired the worldwide distribution rights to director Daniel Farrands’ upcoming Aileen Wuornos biopic titled American Boogeywoman, which centers around the notorious serial killer’s early life in 1976. The film will be led by Cobra Kai actress Peyton List, who is portraying a young Wuornos. The character was famously portrayed by Charlize Theron in Patty Jenkins’ 2003 Monster film which earned her an Oscar for Best Actress.
“We know so little of the early years of Aileen, especially given she was living a very different life to the one we see in Monster,” List said in a statement. “Embodying such a deeply complex and divisive character is what drew me to the project, and I can’t wait to bring context to America’s most infamous female serial killer.”
American Boogeywoman will follow America’s most notorious female serial killer in Florida when she marries Lewis Fell, an older wealthy yacht club president only to inflict mayhem within her new family and Florida’s high society. In the film, Hearst plays Jennifer Fell, the daughter of Lewis. The character is part of high society and heiress to her father’s fortune until she befriends Aileen.
Joining List are Saw star Tobin Bell, Lydia Hearst (The Haunting of Sharon Tate), Nick Vallelonga (Green Book), Swen Temmel (In Time), Meadow Williams (Boss Level), and Andrew Biernat (Shadow’s Edge).
American Boogeywoman is written and directed by Daniel Farrands (The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers). It is produced by Temmel, Williams, Lucas Jarach, Luke Daniels, and Daniel Davila.