The Postcard Killings isn't based on a true story (it's based on a book)

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The Postcard Killings is one of the top movies on Netflix at the moment with tons of people streaming it on the platform. But this doesn't come as a surprise because it has an interesting premise and stars The Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. I mean, who wouldn't want to watch a movie with him in it, especially a crime film where he plays a detective? Sign me up, please!

The Postcard Killings was released in theaters in March 2020. It was directed by Academy Award-winning director Danis Tanović, who is best known for writing the script for the war film No Man's Land as well as directing it. In addition, writers such as Tove Alsterdal, Ellen Brown Furman, Liza Marklund, Andrew Stern, and Tena Štivičić wrote the screenplay for the crime flick.

As mentioned above, Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in the leading role as New York detective Jacob Kanon. When Kanon's daughter and her husband are killed in London by a sadistic killer while on their honeymoon, Kanon recruits the help of a journalist and a German policeman to uncover the truth and find out who's the culprit.

Joining Morgan in the cast are other talented actors such as Famke Janssen, Cush Jumbo, Joachim Król, Steven Mackintosh, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O'Connor, Denis O'Hare, Eva Röse, and many others.

What book is The Postcard Killings based on?

If you had thought The Postcard Killings was based on a true story, you would be wrong. While there are many crime movies that are based on true stories nowadays, this isn't one of them. It's simply made up material by two authors. In fact, it's based on the 2010 bestselling crime book The Postcard Killers by Swedish writer Liza Marklund and American author James Patterson.

If you would like to purchase this novel, you can do so through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. However, you can only buy the book as an eBook and a hardcover on Amazon at the moment. Additionally, it's available to purchase as a paperback and a hardcover through Barnes & Noble.

Take a look at the official trailer for a sneak peek

The Postcard Killings is streaming now on Netflix.

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