Fox 2000 has closed a deal with Oscar winner George Clooney. According to Deadline, the actor will appear in the feature adaptation of the best selling crime book The Monster of Florence. The screenplay will be penned by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander. The book was written by Douglas Preston, who also serves as the protagonist in the story.

In the film Clooney will star as Preston, a thriller writer who meets Mario Spezi, an Italian crime reporter after moving to Italy. Together they set out to solve a 30-year old serial murder case. In 1974 the first of many brutal murders occurred that would last until 1985. All the victims were couples who were sitting in their cars outside of Florence.

“The trail was cold when Preston moved into a nearby farmhouse and began asking questions. By that time, suspects had been let go, and authorities didn’t welcome the curiosity of the writer. They threw Spezi in jail and interrogated Preston. Finally, the sleuths began putting the pieces into place and solved the murder.”

Have we learned nothing from Clooney’s dramatic roles? If there’s a crime that needs to be solved or an injustice that needs to be corrected, he’s on the case!

What do you think of Clooney starring in The Monster of Florence?