No-one is immune to the mind-bending fascinations of horror giant, Stephen King. There is always a certain excitement trigger when even seeing that another of his stories will soon leap from print to screen. Well, be excited because Netflix is making it happen, again!
King’s novella 1922 is a first-person account by Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator. He writes a lengthy confession for the murder of his wife, Arlette, in Hemingford Home, Nebraska, in… 1922. Now, it is a bit more complex than that. Seriously, Stephen King wrote it so it should come to no surprise that lead character, and unreliable narrator Wilfred, not only murdered his wife but with the assistance of his teenage son via the power of persuasion.
Not to give a timeline of events away, lets just say a lot comes into play in the very creative style we’ve all grown to know and love from Stephen King. There is a well, dead cow cover story, perceived ghosts, infection, amputation, delusion, pregnancy, bank robberies and rats! But his version is WAY better than ours!
Hollywood Reporter confirmed Thomas Jane is playing Wilfred James, while Molly Parker is playing Arlette. Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D’Arcy James and Neal McDonough also are starring. Ross M. Dinerstein is producing the film via his Campfire banner. The project is currently shooting in Vancouver.
Also, 1922 marks Netflix’s second project based on King’s work. Mike Flanagan is directing an adaptation of GERALD’S GAME, which stars Carla Gugino and currently is in production.
Zak Hilditch is slated to direct. Hilditch’s credits include the apocalyptic thriller THESE FINAL HOURS, which screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He is repped by Paradigm and Thruline Entertainment.
Jane is a King veteran, having appeared in 2003’s DREAMCATCHER and 2007’s THE MIST. The actor, who starred on the TV series “Hung” and “The Expanse.”
Parker stars on Netflix’s series ‘House of Cards‘ as Jackie Sharp, and recently was seen in Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut AMERICAN PASTORAL.
We will be watching closely and let you know release dates on this exciting project!!