Tom Hiddleston to lead the film adaptation of Stephen King's horror

Tom Hiddleston to lead the film adaptation of Stephen King's horror
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The director of the thriller "Dr. Sleep" will direct the horror film "The Life Of Chuck".
Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill will star in "The Life Of Chuck," a new feature based on the Stephen King novel, which will be a tidbit for potential buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

Mike Flanagan ("Dr. Sleep," "Gerald's Game"), who has already dealt with adaptations of the King of Horrors, has been appointed to direct, write and produce from Intrepid Pictures along with fellow producer Trevor Macy.

Based on a novella from Stephen King's 2020 short story collection "There Will Be Blood," "The Life of Chuck" features three separate stories linked together that introduce the reader to Charles Krantz's biography in reverse order, beginning with his death from a brain tumor at age 39 and ending with his childhood in a supposedly haunted house.

The script, which was adapted before the WGA strike, had been in development for several months. Tom Hiddleston is expected to play the title character, with Mark Hamill joining as Albie. According to insider information, the project will resemble "Stay With Me," "Escape from Shawshank" and "The Green Mile" in tone.

What are the most famous film adaptations of Stephen King's works?

Stephen King, aka "The King of Horror," is among the best-selling authors of all time. Among his books and short stories that have been adapted into popular films are Carrie, The Shining, Pet Cemetery, It, Stay with Me, The Running Man, Escape from Shawshank and The Green Mile.