Maybe not ALL the president's men (a Watergate reading list)
Plus the "Dating Game" killer, and international-case docs
It’s the first edition of the month, which sees me doing the budget-doc equivalent of picking individual bits of lint off the floor after the cleaners come, so I don’t mess up Eve’s nice parlor. Hee. Anyway, a few news items from the last few days:
Anna Kendrick’s Dating Game killer project heads to Cannes market [Deadline] // The docudrama on Rodney Alcala and Cheryl Bradshaw was set up at Netflix, but has “shaken free of the streamer” (interesting phrasing). It seems Kendrick’s involvement isn’t finalized yet either. The Deadline piece has some inside-baseball stuff on various markets, as well as “creepy snippets” from Alcala’s appearance on the dating show. Alcala died last year of natural causes.
A Czech documentarian is at work on a docudrama about husband-and-wife serial murderers [Cineuropa] // The working title is Mr. & Mrs. Stodola; here’s the logline: “A killing spree targeting elderly citizens occurred in a sleepy Czech hamlet in the early 2000s, and in 2003, a seemingly ordinary husband and wife were revealed to be the culprits.”