Jeffrey Dahmer Film Acquired by FilmRise in North America
'My Friend Dahmer,' based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is expected to get a fall release. FilmRise has acquired My Friend Dahmer for North America, with plans to release the feature in the fall of 2017.
Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the movie tells the true story of Dahmer as a high schooler in the late 1970s, documenting his downward spiral from awkward teenager to would-be serial killer.
Marc Meyers adapted the graphic novel into the Black List screenplay and directed the feature, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
The Ibid Filmworks and Aperture Entertainment production stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer while Alex Wolff plays classmate Backderf. Anne Heche and Vincent Kartheiser also star.
Jody Girgenti, Adam Goldworm, Michael Merlob, Milan Chakraborty and Meyers produced, with Michael Novogratz and Giorgio Angelini executive produced.
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.