New Stephen King Movie On The Way

Horror master confirms big-screen deal for his 1972 short story, Suffer the Little Children
Not content with scaring the living daylights out of audiences in It, horror master Stephen King has inked a deal to bring his 1972 short story Suffer the Little Children to the big screen.  

The supernatural story, one of King’s earliest works, is about a first-grade teacher who notices the kids in her class are acting strangely and might not be what they seem. When people start dying mysteriously in the town, she’s left wondering if it’s paranoia or something more sinister.  Sean Carter (Keep Watching) will write and direct the adaptation: “Suffer the Little Children fits right into that classic King paradigm: a tragically flawed lead character put into a shockingly unimaginable scenario.” 

It’s not the only King adaptation in the works. TV big-hitter J.J. Abrams is exec producing an upcoming American Horror Story style series Castle Rock, based on King’s stories set in the fictional Maine town and starring Two and a Half Men’s Melanie Lynskey and the latest Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård. The series is currently filming and will debut in 2018. 

Meanwhile, IT is shaping up to be King’s biggest movie ever, slaying box-office records in its opening weekend. So successful, that a sequel is already in talks, with director Andy Muschietti saying he’d like Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane) to play a grown-up Beverly.

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