Actor Ross Lynch has been cast to play Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer, a new movie about the serial killer’s high school years.
Lynch is most well known for his roles on the Disney channel’s Austin & Ally series and Teen Beach Movie.
The script was written Marc Meyers and adapted from a graphic novel by Derf Backderf. Meyers will also direct the project.
The coming-of-age story centers on the young Dahmer as he struggles with a difficult family life and thoughts of wanting to kill. […]
Dahmer is one of the world’s most infamous serial killers who raped and murdered 17 men and boys in the late 1970s through the early 1990s. The gory tales of his murders often involved dismemberment and cannibalism. Dahmer, who was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and a psychotic disorder, was killed in prison by a fellow inmate in 1994. A compelling subject, he was previously played onscreen by Jeremy Renner in 2002 indie Dahmer. The actor received an Indie Spirit Award for the role, which helped launch his career. […]
Lynch is slated to appear in Adam Shankman’s upcoming Status Update and will also appear in A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. In addition to being an actor, Lynch is a member of the band R5.
Check out more photos of Lynch, via his Instagram, below.