As production gets underway in Mobile, Alabama, the Netflix-distributed adaptation of GERALD’S GAME has found its two stars in Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. The two join Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia in the latest attempt at adapting material from horror-meister Stephen King.

In GERALD’S GAME, Jessie (Gugino) and Gerald (Greenwood) are a married couple who travel to their remote summer home in an attempt to spice things up. In a strange turn of events, Jesse is left handcuffed to the bed left to face not only demons from her past but the tormenting voices in her head. And then there’s the presence in the house haunting her, which may or may not be real.

GERALD’S GAME reunites director Mike Flanagan with writer Jeff Howard. Flanagan’s credits include Netflix’s HUSH, OCULUS, ABSENTIA, and the upcoming : OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL and BEFORE I WAKE. He will also team up with Intrepid Picture’s producer Trevor Macy in their fifth collaboration. Intrepid Pictures has the upcoming BYE BYE MAN on its current release slate. In a report by Deadline, Mike Flanagan said of the adaptation:

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“Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly 20 years,” Flanagan said. “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.”

While nearly every book that Stephen King touches turn to gold, visual adaptations of his written work ends up being hit and miss at best. GERALD’S GAME joins the list of other King properties being developed, including films THE DARK TOWER, IT, and the television version of “Mr. Mercedes.”

GERALD’S GAME is planned for a 2017 release. Stay with us as we continue to follow its development!

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Jason Stollery has horror films encoded into his DNA, going so far as to name his sons Michael and Fred. He can be found on Twitter @smegghed, and on his genre film blog and podcast at filmguild.net

source: Deadline

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