A Wisconsin-based production company is shooting a movie called “Ed Gein: The Musical,” about the 1950s Plainfield grave robber and insane murderer. It wouldn’t be the first time the man’s life has inspired art – he’s considered the basis for the Norman Bates character in “Psycho.” The filming is taking place in Omro, whose town cry is “In Omro we have it all.”
Co-owner of the DaviesRussell production company, Dan Davies (who will be playing Gein), promises a movie that’s historically accurate, funny, and filled with great music. A while back the Star Tribune reposted the article dating from Gein’s arrest in 1957. Give it a read and see whether you think it has the makings of the next Sweeney Todd.