In 2003, Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing Aileen Wuornos, one of America’s most notorious female serial killers, in Monster. Now, “Cobra Kai’s” Peyton List will star in the prequel, American Boogeywoman, which will be based on the early life of Wuornos, reports Deadline.
“Based on Wuornos’ early life in 1976, the film follows 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, Lydia 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.”
Currently in postproduction, the film is written and directed by horror filmmaker Daniel Farrands (The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers) and also stars Tobin Bell (“Jigsaw” from the Saw franchise), Nick Vallelonga (Green Book), Swen Temmel (In Time, Backtrace), Meadow Williams (Boss Level, Den of Thieves), and Andrew Biernat (Shadow’s Edge).
“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,” said List in a statement to Deadline. “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.”