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Grindr Killer Says Kevin Bacon Or Eddie Redmayne Could Play Him In A Movie

Claire Reid

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Grindr Killer Says Kevin Bacon Or Eddie Redmayne Could Play Him In A Movie

Serial killer Stephen Port - known as the Grindr killer - has suggested that Kevin Bacon, Eddie Redmayne or Chris Evans could play him in a movie about his life. 

Port is currently serving a life sentence for drugging, raping and killing four men he met on dating app Grindr. 

Anthony Walgate, 23, Gabriel Kovari, 22, Daniel Whitworth, 21, and Jack Taylor, 25, all died at the hands of Port, who then callously dumped their bodies near his home in Barking, London. 

Credit: Met Police
Credit: Met Police

Port has always denied responsibility for the deaths, but at a 2016 trial was found guilt of murder. 

Port’s horrific crimes are set to feature in a new three-part drama called Four Lives, starring Stephen Merchant and Sheridan Smith. 

However, in a series of letters to a pen pal seen by the Daily Mail, Port revealed who he would like to play him. 

In the letters, which were written before his trial, Port lists several Hollywood stars he think would be a good fit.

He wrote: “Not sure who could play me in a film. 

“I have been told I look like a younger version of Kevin Bacon, so maybe him or Eddie Redmayne, and maybe the guy who played Captain America.”

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The three-part BBC factual drama is set to air tomorrow night, with Merchant saying it was a ‘privilege’ to be able to tell the story of the victims and their ‘brave’ families. 

According to the BBC, the ‘factual drama will go beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Stephen Port's victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers in the face of a now widely criticised police investigation'.

Stephen Merchant as Stephen Port. Credit: BBC
Stephen Merchant as Stephen Port. Credit: BBC

Merchant said: "This is a story that can't be ignored - how four young lives were lost and their families' brave attempt to uncover what happened.

"This factual drama will shed light on their story, so it's a privilege to be a part of telling it with the brilliant combination of Jeff Pope, Neil McKay and the BBC."

Four Lives air on BBC1 tomorrow at 9pm and will be available on iPlayer after. 

Featured Image Credit: Met Police

Topics: Crime, TV and Film

Claire Reid
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