September 29, 2009 by Jane Boursaw
Actor Josh Hartnett might be playing the Night Stalker of Los Angeles – if true crime writer Philip Carlo has anything to say about it, that is.
His book, “The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez,” has just been optioned by Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell and his producing partner (and brother-in-law) Nick Karaylannis.
Mickey Rourke, who attended Carlo’s book party last week at the Greenwich Hotel, will play the main character, and Carlo has said he’d like Hartnett for the other lead character.
Carlo was diagnosed with ALS in 2004, but has written two books since then, including “The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath.”
Sounds like an interesting project, especially with Rourke and Hartnett in the lead roles. The two worked together on 2005’s “Sin City.”