CLEVELAND, Ohio – “My Pal Dahmer” director Marc Meyers might be taking your questions at three p.m. immediately for certainly one of Reddit’s Ask Me Something (AMA) periods. Interested by bringing the film to life? Simply direct your browser to reddit.com/r/IAmA when the AMA begins.
The extremely-anticipated movie, based mostly on the graphic novel of the identical identify by Cleveland’s John “Derf” Backderf, opens nationally Friday, Nov. three. It involves Cleveland Friday, Nov. 10, on the Capitol Theatre.
“Dahmer” chronicles Backderf’s reminiscences of his friendship with the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, a highschool classmate within the Nineteen Seventies. The memoir takes readers into Dahmer’s troubled youth, their antics at Revere Excessive Faculty in Richfield, Ohio, and the occasions main as much as Dahmer’s first homicide.
The movie, which was shot in Northeast Ohio, garnered loads of buzz when it made its world premiere this April on the Tribeca Movie Pageant.
However even earlier than that, Meyers was stirring up consideration when his “Dahmer” screenplay was chosen as a part of the 2014 Black Listing, which options Hollywood’s greatest unproduced screenplays.
The uncanny transformation of Disney star Ross Lynch right into a younger Dahmer additionally created a stir. Anne Heche and Dallas Roberts star as Dahmer’s mother and father, and Alex Wolff portrays a younger Backderf.
Meyers just lately attended a hometown premiere of the movie on the Cinematheque on the Cleveland Institute of Artwork this September. Throughout a submit-screening Q&A, Meyers stated that regardless of taking some cinematic liberties, he was meticulous about staying true to Backderf’s accounts within the ebook.
“You must extenuate sure feelings past what a e-book can say for what a film must expertise,” Meyers stated. “I did use the panels from the guide in my storyboards and carried them round on set, so I might all the time level to his work and say, ‘We’re honoring this body, this panel.'”
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