Another Stephen King project will finally see the screen with GERALD’S GAME.
Netflix announced GERALD’S GAME will be helmed by Mike Flanagan (OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, OCULUS). It will star Carla Gugino (SAN ANDREAS, WATCHMEN) and Bruce Greenwood (STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS).
The script is adapted by Flanagan and Jeff Howard (I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER), which is based off the 1992 Stephen King suspense novel.
Here’s the synopsis:
GERALD’S GAME follows Gerald and Jessie Burlingame, who have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and along. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.
Principal photography will begin this week in Alabama and Netflix will distribute the film worldwide.