Anna Kendrick to star in ‘The Dating Game Killer’ movie
She will play the woman who unknowingly chooses a murderer on the dating show.
August 26, 2022 03:32
Picture this – you enter a dating show hoping to meet the man of your dreams. You interview three potential suitors without ever having seen their faces (think Love is blind) and at the end, you are invited to choose one based on the tone and quality of their answers. You choose the man you found most charming, answering his questions with a slight playfulness and sexual innuendos that you found irresistible. His identity is revealed and you find him attractive, but later, before you can actually go on your first official date, you start having a very weird feeling and decide to call things off.
Later, you find out that the man you chose is actually a serial killer in the middle of a murder spree.
It sounds incredibly far-fetched, but for Cheryl Bradshaw in 1978, this story was truly a reality. The man, known to many as the killer of the dating game, has since lived in infamy and is now set to get the Hollywood treatment.
Below is everything you need to know about the affair and the upcoming film starring Anna Kendrick.
who is the dating game killer?
The dating game killer (real name Rodney Alcala), shot to fame in 1978 for winning the heart of bachelor Cheyrl on the popular TV matchmaking show, The dating game. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he was medically discharged from the military due to his mental health issues, but he had a very high IQ.
Behind its charming facade, however, lurks the twisted mind of a very dangerous murderer who was actually in the midst of a psychopathic frenzy when he first appeared on the show. As for how he managed to fit into the program, the very lax background checks at the time are to blame. By the time he appeared on the show, he had already murdered five women and had been convicted of the attempted murder of a 12-year-old girl. With all of that in mind, it’s just shocking that it made it onto national TV.
Luckily for Bradshaw, his intuition probably saved his life, as Alcala would go on to commit several more murders after appearing on the show.
where is rodney alcala now?
Since his first known crime was committed in 1968, Alcala managed to evade authorities for several years by changing states, names and professions. From working as a camp counselor in New Hampshire to posing as a photographer in Los Angeles, Alacala cast a very wide net when it came to choosing his victims.
It wasn’t until 1980, when police were finally able to convict him of the murder of a 12-year-old girl, that his horrific crimes began to unravel. After several trials and appeals, he was linked to even more crimes thanks to advances in DNA technology, that he was finally able to be convicted. While he received the death penalty, his execution was postponed indefinitely when California declared a moratorium on death penalty cases in 2019, but Alcala died of natural causes in 2021 while in the state. death corridor.
Detectives estimated he may have killed up to 130 people.
What do we know about Anna Kendrick’s film?
Kendrick’s character is listed as Cheryl Bradshaw, the oblivious woman who chose Alcala on the dating show.