Deadline exclusively reports that Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood have been cast to star in Gerald’s Game, an adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 bestselling novel, with Mike Flanagan attached to direct.
Gerald’s Game focuses on Gerald and Jessie Burlingame heading to their summer home for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to the bed, Jessie tires of her husband’s games until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Handcuffed, trapped as she becomes tormented by painful memories of her childhood, with only a hungry stay dog keeping her company….and the voices that populate her mind and the fact that someone is possibly watching her from the corner of the dark bedroom.
Mike Flanagan released a statement saying:
Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly 20 years. 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.
The script is being penned by Jeff Howard, with Tervor Macy serving as Producer under the Intrepid Pictures banner. The rest of the cast of Gerald’s Game includes Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia. I’m definitely interested in seeing how the finished film will turn out as I’ve enjoyed Flanagan’s work previously with Oculus and Hush and I’m looking forward to seeing how he handles material from Stephen King.