CBS casts Forster as detective for BTK movie

Tuesday, August 23rd 2005, 10:24 am
By: News On 6

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ With the real-life drama now history, viewers can relive the BTK killings saga in a CBS movie called ``The Hunt for the BTK Killer.

Oscar nominee Robert Forster has been cast in the role of a detective leading the 31-year manhunt for the killer. It is not known whether his character will be named after Ken Landwehr, the detective who led the investigation that resulted in the capture of Dennis Rader in February.

Rader was sentenced last week to life in prison for killing ten people from 1974 to 1991.

The movie is set to air October 9th.

Forster was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Max Cherry in the 1997 movie, ``Jackie Brown.''

Rader's role will be played by Gregg Henry, whose credits include the role of Val Resnick in the 1999 movie ``Payback'' with Mel Gibson.