Eliza Dushku Joins The Force For 'Alphabet Killer'

Eliza Dushku Joins Force Foralphabet Killer

After a leave of absence from the big screen to concentrate on her since-cancelled Fox series 'Tru Calling,' Eliza Dushku is primed for her upcoming project, 'The Alphabet Killer.' The pic, which reteams Dushku with 'Wrong Turn' director Rob Schmidt, is based on a series of real-life murders in Rochester, New York during the early-1970s.

While focused on the swath of killings, the film will take some liberties with Dushku's character, a police investigator assigned to the headline-generating crime. 'It mixes in true events about a young detective who actually developed adult-onset schizophrenia while she opened up this case,' Dushku says of her alter-ego. Considering the murders are still unsolved, some may take issue with modified story. The actress is unfazed, however. 'It's meant only to be respectful,' proclaims the ex-'Buffy' star. 'There might be some controversy, but who knows.'

'The Alphabet Killer' will hit theaters in Fall 2007. Dushku's 'Nobel Son,' co-starring Alan Rickman, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman and Bryan Greenberg, recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is awaiting theatrical distribution.