New Movie Starring Bruce Willis and Megan Fox Based on Infamous “Truck Stop Killer”
Los Angeles, CA – A new trucker movie starring Bruce Willis and Megan Fox now streaming on-demand is loosely based on one of the United States’ most prolific serial killers known as “The Truck Stop Killer.”
Distributed by Lionsgate, Midnight in the Switchgrass had its world premiere on July 13, 2021 in Tampa, FL.
The film follows FBI agent Karl Helter (Willis) and his partner Rebecca Lombardi (Fox), who are close to busting a sex-trafficking ring targeting underage girls in Florida.
Their case crosses path with a brutal serial killer — a trucker who targets women at truck stops — and the duo team up with local law enforcement agent Byron Crawford (Emile Hirsch).
Rebecca is used as “bait,” posing as a prostitute to engage with the serial killer in hopes of bringing him down and getting justice for his victims.
However, the plan goes horribly wrong, putting Rebecca in grave danger and sending her partners on a twisted game of cat-and-mouse in attempts to rescue her.
The film also stars Colson Baker (known musically as Machine Gun Kelly), Lukas Haas, and Sistine Stallone (daughter of Sylvester Stallone).
The movie has a run-time of 1 hour and 39 minutes.
Watch the trailer for Midnight in the Switchgrass below.
More About “The Truck Stop Killer”
The movie is loosely based on Robert Benjamin Rhoades, now 75, also known as “The Truck Stop Killer.”
Authorities believe Rhoades began his crime spree in the 1970’s by preying on hitchhikers and truck stop sex workers.
Rhoades was apprehended on April 1, 1990 in Arizona when a state trooper discovered Rhoades’ semi-truck on the side of Interstate 10 with the hazards engaged.
A search of the truck revealed a nude woman — later identified as Kathleen Vine — bound, gagged and tortured, but alive, in what authorities called a “mobile torture chamber.”
While only four victims have been confirmed, officials suspect Rhoades was responsible for the deaths of more than 50 people across the country, making him one of America’s most prolific serial killers.
He is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole at the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in Chester, IL.