HeatVision reports that George Clooney is set to star in adaptation of The Monster of Florance which Fox 2000 has just acquired. The project which is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects) and Nathan Alexander (Valkyrie) is based on a true story. Tom Cruise had shown interest in the movie back in 2008 when it was at United Artists.
Preston and Spezi's book is an investigation into the murderer (or murderers) known as Il Mostro, who killed more than a dozen people from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s without being caught. In the course of their digging, Preston, who had moved with his family to a villa in Florence, and Spezi, an Italian crime journalist, were themselves then investigated by the police.