GERALD'S GAME: Production Begins, Carla Gugino And Bruce Greenwood Lead Cast
Production began today on Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Stephen King's novel Gerald's Game. Deadline reported that Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood will lead the cast, rounded out by Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia, for this adaptation that was announced over two years ago. Netflix, who distributed his terrific horror flick Hush this past Spring is back on board and will distribute globally once again.
We do not know about the rest of you in the ScreenAnarchy community but a lot of here at headquarters do like us some Mike Flanagan films. We also believe that the man deserves better than the hands that have been dealt to him this past year. With release dates and setbacks for Before I Wake to start, it is good to see the director settle down with someone who we trust can get it done.
Gerald and Jessie Burlingame head to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. She’s left handcuffed, trapped and alone as painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog, the voices that populate her mind, and possibly someone watching her from the corner of the dark bedroom.“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.”
Flanagan's latest flick Ouija: Origin of Evil comes out this Friday.