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Elizabeth Olsen to Play a Popular Axe Murderer: Look Who Else Has Played Killers?

On Monday, May 3, it was announced that the WandaVision star would star in a new HBO Max series as Candy Montgomery, a Texas woman accused of murdering her friend with an axe in 1980. Isn’t that the sort of thing you’d like to chop into?

Love and Death, a new series from TV writer and producer David E. Kelley, is inspired by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson’s book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs, as well as their Texas Monthly series. Director Lesli Linka Glatter, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, and Helen Verno are among the executive producers on Love and Death. Love and Death is “a compelling tale about the frustrations and wishes of two women in a small town that takes place in a horrific act of violence,” according to Sarah Aubrey, HBO Max’s head of original content.

An AXE Murderer

That is undoubtedly real, as a new TV series based on this chilling case is in the works. In July, it was revealed that Elisabeth Moss had signed on to play an axe murderer in Candy, a Universal Content Productions limited series currently in progress.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that the same murderer has been played by different actors. In two different films, both Jeremy Renner and Ross Lynch have played cannibalistic murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer

Another Dahmer on the loose! Ross Lynch played serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s high school years in Marc Meyers’ 2017 film My Friend Dahmer.

Jeremy Renner as Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeremy Renner portrayed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the 2002 film Dahmer, who is notorious for murdering and dismembering nearly 20 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan

Darren Criss left his Glee persona behind to play serial killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Criss won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award for her performance.

Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper

Mindhunter has done it once again! On Netflix’s Mindhunter, Cameron Britton played Ed Kemper, a terrifying character.

Evan Peters as Charles Manson

The Manson family murders is replayed in American Horror Story: Cult. AHS’s Evan Peters directed famous cult leader Charles Manson for the scene.

Damon Herriman as Charles Manson

Damon Herriman has taken on the role of notorious cult leader Charles Manson on two occasions. Once Upon A Time, directed by Quentin Tarantino. Herriman portrayed Charles Manson in a scene in Hollywood alongside Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany.

John Cusack as Robert Hansen

John Cusack played serial killer Robert Hansen in the 2013 film The Frozen Ground (aka Butcher Baker). He was arrested and convicted in 1983 after abducting, rapping, and killing at least 17 people.

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