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Chatting with Billy V: January 17, 2011

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - James Franco will play satanic serial killer Richard Ramirez and direct the movie version of true-crime author Philip Carlo's The Night Stalker. This will be Franco's directorial debut; they will start shooting this summer when he's on a break from Yale. In 1985, Ramirez went on a rampage of sexual assault and murder, entering homes at night and generating fear throughout Southern California. 

British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, died in London. She was 72. York received an Oscar nomination in 1970 for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and also appeared in the classic A Man For All Seasons before going on to play Christopher Reeve's biological mother in the Superman series of movies. She died of cancer Saturday.

The Green Hornet earned $34 million in its opening weekend. The new Vince Vaughn-Kevin James comedy The Dilemma debuted in second, pushing last week's No. 1, True Grit, down to third.

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