After announcing the movie was finally a GO at Netflix last month, things have started to move pretty quickly for director Mike Flanagan's (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Before I Wake) adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 horror novel Gerald’s Game, in what will be the second collaboration between the director and the streaming giant (the first would be Hush).
According to Deadline, Carla Gugino (Watchmen) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) have signed on to star as the leads in the horror movie, and filming is now underway in Mobile, Ala. Not only that, but Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel and Chiara Aurelia will round out the cast.
Flanagan co-wrote the screenplay for Gerald’s Game with his frequent collaborator Jeff Howard (Oculus, I Know What You Did Last Summer), and it has been a long labor of love for the director:
“Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly 20 years,” Flanagan said. “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.”
Gerald’s Game tells the story of a woman named Jessie Burlingame (Gugino) who accidentally kills her husband Gerald (Greenwood) while she’s handcuffed to a bed for some kinky times in a remote cabin (never a good idea, you guys). When she realizes there’s almost no hope that she’ll get rescued, she starts hearing voices in her head. Also, someone (or something) in the room may be watching.
What do you think of the cast for Gerald’s Game?