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Stephen King’s ‘A Good Marriage’ Being Turned Into A Film, Who’s Read It?

If you read this site then there’s a good chance you like Stephen King and will be glad to know that A Good Marriage will be making its way to screens sometime next year. The original story comes from King’s “Full Dark, No Stars” compendium and Peter Askin (Trumbo) has been hired to direct.

Per Screen Daily, “Atlas International has added Stephen King adaptation ‘A Good Marriage’ to its Cannes slate.
Peter Askin will direct the psychological thriller based on a short story from King’s book Full Dark – No Stars, winner of the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Collection. Will Battersby produces.

In the book, “When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable, and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The project is casting. Have any of you guys read this story? How is it and who do you think should be in it?



  • Pretty good story…could get too Lifetime movieish to satisfy hardcore horror fans…it depends on who becomes attached to the film, but source material is pretty good.

  • Darkness69

    I’m thrilled that they’re making it into a movie! Such a great story! And even though it’s short, there’s enough material there for a movie – an excellent one at that! As for the actors playing the roles, now, that’s a tough one! I’d like to see Sigourney Weaver in the star role, not sure about the husband though, has to be nice, but creepy lurking inside!

  • Nabe666

    I assume this is because bondage is cool now because of the 50 shades of Grey book I’ve been hearing about

  • Danny-E

    Great story but BIG DRIVER is the best in the bunch. A dark, revenge story that I would love to see.

  • Kim

    I agree that this story was ok, but “Big Driver” was my favorite followed by “The Gingerbread Girl.” I think the couple cast to be the two main characters need to be at least in their late 50’s to early 60’s since their kids are college-aged or older. I am assuming this will have a lot of flashbacks helping tell the story in film format.

  • Evan3

    Ugh, this was King’s worst group of stories yet (he gets worse and worse with age). Anyways, SPOILERS

    The story is about a wife who finds a box of mementos of her husband proving that he is a notorious serial killer who sexually abuses the victims prior to their deaths. The rest of the story basically spends its time with her questioning what to do (I honestly don’t remember if she turns him in).

    I assume they will play this as a thriller on the big screen with the husband being a more menacing presence to her once he realizes she has discovered his secret. Either way, I have more interest in @Kim avatar than I do in seeing a screening of this.

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