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Real Life Strange Murder Inspires Hollywood

Lam, 21, was found dead in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel on Feb. 21, 2013. Her odd behavior in the hours before her disappearance sparked fears and conspiracy theories about how she died.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Sony Pictures Entertainment and Matt Tolmach Productions acquired rights to the screenplay “The Bringing,” speculatively written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy, which focuses on a detective’s mysterious encounters as he investigates Lam’s death.

The death added to the Cecil Hotel’s eerie history. The hotel was a favorite haunt of the late “Night Stalker” mass killer Richard Ramirez and Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger in the 1990s.

Goldie Osgood, known as Pershing Square’s “pigeon lady” in the ’90s, was also killed in a hotel room there.