The Craiglist Killer is based on the real life of Philip Markoff. The 22-year-old Boston University med student allegedly attacked a number of women who advertised erotic services on the web site, Craigslist. The movie is based on the book, A Date with Death: The Secret Life of the Accused “Craigslist Killer by Boston crime journalist Michele McPhee. The word allegedly is used repeatedly since no verdict of Markoff’s guilt was ever reached. Markoff committed suicide in jail while awaiting trial in August 2010.
[McPhee’s 2010 book A Date with Death is available on Amazon]
In the TV movie, Philip Markoff is portrayed by Jake McDorman. McDorman is currently starring in the TV series Limitless as Brian Finch. The 29-year-old actor is also recognized for his roles on Manhattan Love Story (Peter), Shameless (Mike Pratt), and in the film American Sniper (Biggles). The Craigslist Killer will air on LMN on February 4 at 8pm and February 5 at 12am.