Anna Kendrick lands next lead role in Netflix serial killer movie

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Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Pitch Perfect and Trolls World Tour star Anna Kendrick has landed her newest role in a Netflix movie about an infamous real-life serial killer.

Rodney & Sheryl is about Rodney Alcala, a man who is currently serving a prison sentence (originally a death sentence) for five murders in California and two more in New York – though the actual number of people he has murdered is widely believed to be much higher.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Alcala is known as the Dating Game Killer, as he appeared on a television show called The Dating Game, essentially the US' version of Blind Date, in 1978. At this point, he had committed several murders already and had been convicted of the attempted murder of a 12-year old, not that the producers properly looked that up.

The show was where he met a woman named Cheryl — not Sheryl — Bradshaw with who he 'won' a date, but she refused to go as she found him creepy.

Sheryl will be played by Kendrik who is also executive producing.

Photo credit: Jurgen Olczyk - Netflix
Photo credit: Jurgen Olczyk - Netflix

Recently, Kendrick starred in another Netflix film, high-concept science-fiction movie called Stowaway, which we gave a solid three out of five stars to.

As high-concept science-fiction movies tend to do, the ending for it was quite ambiguous, but Kendrick and co-star Daniel Dae Kim gave their thoughts on how they think things went.

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