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February 20, 2019

‘Cannibal Cop’ memoir, by NYPD officer busted for plotting to eat women, to become a movie

February 11, 2019
Gilberto Valle in November 2014. (Alec Tabak for New York Daily News)

Get ready for Cannibal Cop: the movie.

A film studio has optioned Gil Valle’s memoir, “Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s Cannibal Cop,” about the officer busted for plotting to kidnap and consume women in online chat rooms.

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Cat Hostick will direct the flick, according to the studio, North Film Co.

“The case blows my mind. Very controversial, especially in this day and age when our phones and computers are an extension of our minds, but ultimately you cannot convict for thought crimes,” Hostick said. “Valle was totally railroaded by the justice system. Our hope is to produce a film that is both compelling and truthful.”

Gilberto Valle’s memoir, “Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s Cannibal Cop.”
Gilberto Valle’s memoir, “Raw Deal: The Untold Story of NYPD’s Cannibal Cop.” (Handout)

A release describes Hostick as “one of the youngest professional female directors on the rise in Canada.”

Valle, who was arrested in 2012, was found guilty. But in June 2014 a federal judge vacated his conviction, ruling that his fringe fantasies never entered the realm of reality.

“Try and imagine that your sex drive is focused on tying women up, seeing them helpless, having them naked on a platter before you. It would be the kind of thing you kept to yourself. You aren’t going to tell your wife about it,” Valle wrote in “Raw Deal.”

“My fantasies never involved women actually dying or being eaten. It was all about the bondage and helplessness, and their lack of control.”

The movie does not yet have a release date or cast.

Valle told the Daily News the money he received from the movie deal will go towards his daughter’s college fund. He lost a custody battle with his ex-wife last year and has zero contact with his daughter.

“It’s all about looking for any opportunity to help save her for education,” he said. “My hope is that one day she’ll reach out to me.”

Valle has since pursued a career as a extreme horror novelist. He said he’ll be speaking at a true crime convention, CrimeCon, in June in New Orleans.

“I realize I’m never going to have a normal life. So any opportunity that comes my way I’ll take — sort of drifting in the breeze,” Valle said.

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