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Director signs on for film based on criminal psychologist's work with serial killers

09.10.2013by: Eric Walkuski

Kellie Madison (HOTEL 33) has signed on to direct the crime drama horror thriller WITHOUT REMORSE based on Dr. Vonda Peltoís book of the same name. The feature film will depict Peltoís time as a psychologist at the L.A. County Menís Central Jail in the early 80ís when she was tasked with preventing suicides among the high profile serial killers such as The Freeway Killers and Hillside Stranglers.

The book the upcoming film is based on, "Without Remorse: The Story of the Woman Who Kept Los Angeles' Serial Killers Alive", has the following synopsis:

After the suicide of Veron Butts, a freeway killer who was housed in the Los Angeles County men's jail, the Los Angeles Mental Health Department was determined to keep the Los Angles Serial Killers alive. Vonda Pelto, a psychologist was selected for the task. Vonda s assignment was to meet with the serial killers daily and prevent them from harming themselves.

Without Remorse traces Vonda's surreal experience as she balanced a family life while spending her days with such notorious killers as Kenneth Bianchi (Hillside Strangler) and William Bonin (Freeway Killer) among others. During those years she developed personal relationships with these men and recorded her observations.

Pretty wild stuff, and certainly fodder for an interesting film. Tucker Road Productions banner in partnership and Decipher Entertainment will produce WITHOUT REMORSE, which has an eye on a spring 2014 production.

Extra Tidbit: Has anyone out there read WITHOUT REMORSE?

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