James Franco: ‘The Night Stalker’ Star And Director

James Franco has signed on to play the Night Stalker serial killer Richard Ramirez — and direct the film in his major motion picture directorial debut.The NY Post confirmed that Franco will helm and star in ‘The Night Stalker,’ the film ver…

James Franco has signed on to play the Night Stalker serial killer Richard Ramirez — and direct the film in his major motion picture directorial debut.

The NY Post confirmed that Franco will helm and star in ‘The Night Stalker,’ the film version of Philip Carlo’s book about the mid-80’s serial killer, Richard Ramirez. A prolific rapist-murderer, when finally caught and put to trial in 1989, Ramirez was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries.

Nicholas Constantine, who co-wrote the adapted screenplay, talked to the Post about Franco’s participation.

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