Jeffrey Dahmer will go down in history as one of America’s most notorious serial killers, but once upon a time he was a socially awkward teenager struggling to fit in during his high school days.
This is the Jeffrey Dahmer we meet in “My Friend Dahmer”, a chilling coming-of-age movie that debuted its first trailer at Comic-Con on Sunday.
Based on the graphic novel by John Backderf (who was a real-life acquaintance of Dahmer in high school), “My Friend Dahmer” is directed by Marc Meyers (“Harvest”), and stars former “Austin & Ally” star Ross Lynch as young Dahmer. Anne Heche and Dallas Roberts play his parents, with Vincent Kartheiser as a neighbourhood jogger on whom Dahmer finds himself fixating.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lynch opens up about about what drew him to play the notorious killer.
“I was looking for a role that would somewhat be a challenge for me,” he told EW. “I had done a lot of work with Disney, and sort of a younger demographic, and I was excited to do something that maybe people didn’t expect from me. And I had a really good time doing it.”
“My Friend Dahmer” is scheduled for release in fall 2017.