Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has no shortage of movies about his life, but when a Disney star changes his image from a squeaky-clean House of Mouse star to portray the bespectacled mass murderer, that’s quite an accomplishment.
“Teen Beach Movie” star Ross Lynch, 21, appears to be tired of mouse ear hat-head and has signed on to portray the infamous gay cannibal from Wisconsin
The star recently posted his transformation on Instagram, and we can say the resemblance is uncanny.
Directed by Marc Meyers, the biopic is actually based on the graphic novel penned by Derk Backderf, (Derf) called “My Friend Dahmer.”
The director recently told Entertainment Weekly that his search for the perfect person to play the deranged killer was comprehensive.
“I went through an exhaustive search to find an actor who I believed could play the role of Jeff Dahmer as a high school kid.
I just locked into Ross when I met him. I felt that he both had the versatility as an actor and the look.
I thought it was exciting that he was just ending his run as the lead of a Disney show and was the lead of their Teen Beach Movie franchise – but he looks like Jeff! And then, even more so, when you put some glasses on him.”
The film will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017.