This Upcoming Adaptation of a Stephen King Novel Is Already Making Us Lose Sleep

It might just star James Marsden!


( There seems to be no shortage of small-screen adaptations of books lately. Gillian Flynn's thriller Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams is heading to HBO in July. And while originally meant for the big screen, John Green's young-adult novel Looking for Alaska is going to be adapted into a miniseries over at Hulu. Of course, streaming giant Netflix is getting in on all of the book action too, and they're once again working with acclaimed author Stephen King. They've already worked with King on Gerald's Game and 1922. This time, they'll be making a movie based on his novella In the Tall Grass, which he wrote with his son—and fellow bestselling horror writer—Joe Hill.


In the Tall Grass tells the story of brother-and-sister duo Cal and Becky Demuth. Cal accompanies a pregnant Becky on a road trip to their aunt and uncle's home, where she plans on giving birth. Along the way, they stop by a field of tall grass, where they hear a young boy's cries for help. They enter the grass to try and look for him, but they themselves get lost and they soon find that there's no way out.


The movie is set to start production soon, though there's no word yet on when it's set to be released. What we do know is that James Marsden (a.k.a. Cyclops from the X-Men franchise and the prince from Enchanted) is in talks to star in it. The movie was written and will be directed by Vincenzo Natali, who has a number of horror-thriller and supernatural flicks to his name—the most well-known ones being Splice and Cube. Until the movie comes out, it's probably time to binge-watch all the must-watch Stephen King novels-turned-movies over the years.



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