Michael Sheen to direct and star in crime movie ‘Green River Killer’

Michael Sheen to direct and star in crime movie 'Green River Killer'

Michael Sheen is set to make his directorial debut with new crime thriller ‘Green River Killer.’

Sheen will direct and star in the film as real life serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 charges of first-degree murder in America during the 1980s and 1990s.

Sheen has also penned the screenplay, which made it to Hollywood’s Black List of the top unpublished scripts in 2015 – and is adapted from the graphic novel ‘Green River Killer: A True Detective Story.’

It’s believed that the film will follow the story of Ridgway’s heinous crimes, and how investigator Tom Jensen spent the best part of two decades tracking him down.

Describing the film, Sheen said: “This is a dark story but one that ultimately finds hope and meaning in that darkness,” Sheen said. “The story of Tom and Gary, and how they are bound together in time, pulled me in from the beginning and wouldn’t let go. I hope that by now bringing it to life on screen, it can make audiences feel the same way.”

The film is set to be produced by Dark Horse Entertainment, but a release date is yet to be confirmed.