Shirley Jackson’s Castle Being Adapted


From the writer of The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson gave us one of the finest haunted house stories ever: “The Haunting of Hill House.” The novel was adapted into the 1963 Robert Wise classic The Haunting. Now her ’62 tale “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” is being primed for the screen by Michael Douglas’ Further Films and Literal Media.

Mark Kruger (The 4400) has written the script. The story – once adapted in ’66 by Hugh Wheeler – is told from the point of view of 18-year-old Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood. She, her sister and her uncle live in seclusion after their family members were poisoned by arsenic. As THR reports, “the plot is further complicated by the arrival of a dubious, long-lost cousin who seeks to secure the family’s fortune.”

A director is not attached yet and a cast is currently being sought.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter