A movie based on the DC-area sniper attacks of 2002 is set to be released in theaters next month.
"Blue Caprice" premieres in select theaters on Sept. 13, according to the film’s website. It details the sniper attacks that left 10 dead in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The film’s name is a reference to the blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice sedan that convicted shooters John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo used during the attacks.
The youngest victim of the sniper attacks, then 13-year-old Bowie resident Iran Brown, was shot on Oct. 7, 2002 when he arrived at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie to begin classes for the day. Though Brown's injuries required multiple surgeries, he survived the shootings to testify at Muhammad's trial.
Muhammad was executed by lethal injection in 2009. Malvo, also known as Lee Boyd Malvo, remains in prison at Red Onion State Prison in Virginia.
Isaiah Washington plays Muhammad and Tequan Richmond plays John Lee Malvo, according to the film’s official website.
The film’s synopsis from producers described the movie as a “harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure.”
Local show times have not yet been listed for the film.