Justin Long Could Be One Of ‘The 10 O’Clock People’

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Justin Long (pictured below; Drag Me To Hell, Going The Distance) is in talks for the lead role of Brandon Pearson for director Tom Holland (Fright Night 1985, Child’s Play) in The 10 O’Clock People, Holland’s latest Stephen King adaptation. Per Deadline, “Justin Long is in negotiations for the lead role in The Ten O’clock People. The Live Free Or Die Hard actor would play Brandon Pearson in the modernized adaptation of the Stephen King short story.

King’s “The Ten O’clock People” was a short story published in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection (pictured above). “The story follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality, he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.” Holland has remarked that “This film will be a modernization of the original short story, a paranoid suspense piece.

The Ten O’Clock People will film this summer and be produced by Making Ten O’Clock Productions and Holland’s Dead Rabbit Films.

I thought he was great in Drag Me To Hell, but I haven’t read this story. Do you guys think he’s right for it?

  • mav07

    I had the dis-pleasure of working with this clown on a film a few years ago. Major dick! all I got to say.

    • EvanDickson

      Really? I’ve heard good things. Huh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646643034 Gavin Davies

    What does Holland mean ‘Modernization’? It’s set in the modern day! And, JL should stick to teen comedies, his character is never likeable enough to be able to root for him in a horror movie.

  • djblack1313

    i thought Justin was excellent in JEEPERS CREEPERS (along with awesome Gina Philips as Trish!) but to be honest i haven’t really seen him in anything that i like. i don’t know anything about the Stephen King story though. :)

  • Black Shadow

    It’s a Stephen King adaptation. Chances that it’s gonna suck are at 93 %.