If you're into Disney Channel movies and serial killers, today's your lucky day: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Teen Beach 2 star Ross Lynch has signed on to play the titular character in Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer.
The film, based on the graphic novel of the same name by (checks notes) Derf Backderf (checks notes again, shrugs), is "a coming-of-age story" centered on "the young Dahmer as he struggles with a difficult family life and the urge and thoughts of wanting to kill".
This may come as a shock to you, but neither I, nor anyone else on the Birth.Movies.Death. staff, is familiar with the Teen Beach franchise, so I have no opinion one way or another on this bit of casting.
I do, however, know that Meyers' script ended up on the 2014 Black List, and I'm told that the graphic novel on which Meyers' film will be based is a solid read. I also know that I'm a total sucker for morbid serial killer stuff, but your mileage may vary on that front.
My Friend Dahmer shoots in Ohio this August. Stay tuned for more updates as they occur.