Local media watchers at FishbowlLA wondered aloud on Thursday who would be cast to play news media characters if the Grim Sleeper case becomes a movie. Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek doggedly pursued the story and, with editor Jill Stewart (pictured), came up with the Grim Sleeper name after observing the 13-year-gap in the killing spree that authorities believe began in 1985 and ended in 2007. Authorities last week arrested suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. and charged him with 10 of 11 murders believed to be connected to the case.
So who might play Christine Pelisek and Jill Stewart?
Flip to FishbowlLA to find out.
(And, might we suggest Magnum P.I.'s Walter E. Mosley as the Sleeper suspect himself; Lou Diamond Phillips as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; the father of Family Guy's Peter Griffin as Chief William Bratton; and Billy D. Williams as Councilman Bernard Parks, because both are cooler than the other side of the pillow — and they both have mustaches. Too soon?).