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How an Actor Transforms Into a Serial Killer

Jun 14, 2018  •  Post A Comment

An actor who’s playing a serial killer provided unusual insight into how he becomes his character in a video clip released today for the upcoming Netflix series “Mindhunter.” The clip, which you can watch below, focuses on actor Cameron Britton, who plays serial killer Edmund Kemper in the series.

In promotional material accompanying the release of the video, Netflix says: “The series follows ambitious FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) as he struggles to comprehend incarcerated killers, so that he might use this knowledge to catch others. He’s teamed with experienced agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) in the Behavioral Science Unit and will work with his sometimes reluctant partner to find new methods of investigation. Together they will meet some of America’s gravest killers, including Edmund Kemper (played by a mesmerizing Cameron Britton) — and face the cynicism and scorn of the tradition-bound hierarchy of the 1970s’ Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ford will risk empathizing with ‘evil’ in order to save lives. But, as Tench says, when arguing the case for their work: ‘How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?'”

“Mindhunter” is directed by David Fincher, Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking) and Andrew Douglas (The Amityville Horror, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?). Written by Joe Penhall (The Road) and Jennifer Haley (Hemlock Grove), the series was inspired by the memoir of FBI veteran John R Douglas, “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” (written with Mark Olshaker). Penhall (The Road) created the series.

Fincher, Joshua Donen (Gone Girl, The Quick and the Dead) Charlize Theron (Girlboss, Hatfields & McCoys), and Cean Chaffin (Gone Girl, Fight Club) are executive producers.

Here’s the clip …

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