The horror master hooks up with some star power.
The Life of Chuck–another story from Stephen King’s 2000 horror anthology If It Bleeds–will be made into a motion picture, with a couple of big-screen fantasy standouts in the leading roles, according to a report on Deadline.
Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Thor MCU franchise) and Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame will headline the cast of the new horror pic–that will be written, directed by produced by Mike Flanagan, who already has such King adaptations as Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game on his impressive resume. Trevor Macy will also produce.
The project–which will see Hiddleston play the title character and Hamill portray Albie–reportedly will be similar in tone to Stand By Me and The Green Mile. No production timetable or release window was announced.
King’s The Life of Chuck consists of three separate stories that tell the tale of Charles Krantz in reverse–starting with his death from a brain tumor at age 39 and winding up with his childhood in a supposedly haunted house.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this Flanagan adaptation of The Life of Chuck.