Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson board In the Tall Grass
Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (Fargo, Aquaman), Laysla De Oliveria (Covert Affairs, Code 8), and Harrison Gilbertson (Need for Speed, Picnic at Hanging Rock), will be starring alongside the previously announced James Marsden in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Stephen King’s 2012 novella In the Tall Grass, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Written by King and his son Joe Hill, the novella follows a brother and sister venturing into a Kansas field after hearing a young boy crying out for help, only finding there may be no escape from the field. The adaptation will be written and directed by Vincenzo Natali, well-known for the cult sci-fi horrors Cube and Splice.
De Oliveria will portray Becky as she gets ready to start her first year of college as a women’s lit major, determined and not easily influenced, and yet conflicted about the life inside her. Details have not yet been released on who Wilson and Gilbertson will be playing.
Currently in production in Toronto, the movie is being produced by Steven Hoban, Jimmy Miller, and M. Riley.
Stephen King’s library of work has become quite the hot commodity once again for films and television, with last year seeing four film adaptations including the monster hit IT, the monster flop The Dark Tower, as well as 1922 and Gerald’s Game, which were both produced and distributed by Netflix.
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