Stephen King’s works have been being adapted to the big and small screen for a very long time now. Sometimes they were liked while sometimes they were not all that good.Recently the interest in the horror writer’s books as source material for adaptation peaked. The Dark Tower (starring Idris Elba) and It (starring Bill Skarsgard) will be released in 2017 as King’s novel adapted to the big screen.
There is more though. One of King’s books, Gerald’s Game is also being adapted to TV by director Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil). In cooperation with Netflix, the director will bring the book to the small screen. Now it is time for some casting news about Gerald’s Game.
According to Deadline, Carla Gugino (Roadies) and Bruce Greenwood (The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) are the two actors Flanagan contacted as the potential leads. Henry Thomas (Sons of Liberty), Carel Struycken (The Addams Family), Kate Siegel (Hush) and Chiara Aurelia (Agent Carter) will also be joining the cast. Here’s Flanagan’s statement about Gerald’s Game.
“Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly 20 years. As a lifelong fan of Stephen King, it is a true honor to be trusted with this amazing material. I am deeply grateful to my longtime partner, Trevor Macy, and to my new partners at Netflix, for making this dream project a reality. This is one of the reasons I wanted to make movies in the first place.”