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Bana and Howard Consider "Factor X"

Terrence HowardEric Bana and Terrence Howard are attached to star in "Factor X," a thriller written by Gregory Allen Howard ("Remember the Titans" and "Ali") that tells the true tale of how the BTK killer was captured, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ridley Scott will co-produce the project and may direct.

The serial killer known as BTK (a mild-mannered leader at a local church) murdered people in and around Wichita, Kan., from 1974-91 and was finally caught in 2005. The acronym described his modus operandi, which was to bind, torture and kill his victims.

"Factor X," takes its name from what the killer described in taunting letters to the police as his motive for murder. It tells how a young, black counterterrorism expert from Washington teamed up with a Wichita police detective, who spent his career trying to chase down the killer.

Bana will play the detective and Terrence Howard would be the counterterrorism expert.

Bana, who last starred in "Munich," will next appear in "Lucky You" with Drew Barrymore. He recently wrapped production on "Romulus, My Father" with Franka Potente.

Terrence Howard, who earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his performance in last year's "Hustle & Flow," recently joined the cast of "Iron Man" and completed production on "The Brave One" with Jodie Foster.

There was no word on a production schedule for "Factor X." -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on October 26, 2006 6:41 AM
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