Edward Bass Making Film on Belle Gunness

on September 15, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by

Edward Bass, known for producing films such as Bobby and Come Early Morning, is writing, directing, and producing a biopic on Belle Sorenson Gunness called Belle. Says Bass:

I have begun shooting a documentary on the life of Belle Gunness, as I had just finished penning the screenplay for the feature film.

It has been a while since I did a documentary, I produced Something Less Serious, which was on Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World in the 90’s.

This will be Bass’s directorial debut.

Few details are available so far, but there are some indications that the story will look at the continuing investigation to determine whether Gunness really did die in the fire on her farm, and may also cover a search to find Gunness relatives back in Norway.

There are rumors that Angelina Jolie is being considered for the lead. Anyone who has seen pictures of Gunness knows that this is going to take more makeup than it did to make Charlize Theron look like Aileen Wuornos.

The Serial Killers Podcast profiles Gunness in one of our early episode. Here is Part 1 and Part 2.

Just a word of warning, the audio in those early episodes isn’t so great.

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