Mark Hamill, Tom Hiddleston, Karen Gillan and Chiwetel Ejiofor are Starring in New Stephen King Film "The Life of Chuck"

The director already has tons of experience in horror

by Jonas Reichel on October 24, 2023

News from the master of horror: Stephen King is still considered one of the best-known and most successful horror authors of all time. Hollywood also regularly makes use of his works and has provided for some more and some less successful productions. Now, with "The Life of Chuck," a new adaptation is to be released, which managed to win over some famous names already.

"The Life of Chuck" is a short story by the author, which he published in 2020 in his novella collection "If It Bleeds". The story centers on Charles, who dies of cancer at an early age. His life is told in reverse as the plot unfolds.

As Deadline reports, "Loki" star Tom Hiddleston is set to play the lead role of Charles Frantz, while "Star Wars" legend Mark Hamill will take on the role of his grandfather. Also confirmed for the project are "Guardians of the Galaxy" actress Karen Gillan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and young actor Jacob Tremblay. The director will be 45-year-old Mike Flanagan, who has already adapted a King novel before, namely "Doctor Sleep," and is considered one of the most talented horror directors of our time. Flanagan is also active in the series field and directed, for example, "The Haunting of Hill House" or the current "The Fall of the House of Usher" - both of which can be watched on Netflix.

According to initial information, the intention is to follow existing King adaptations such as "The Green Mile" or "The Shawshank Redemption". We are very excited!