Local Rivertowns Patch has first word on the next Stephen King adaptation, which is quietly going into production in Hollow, New York with a 15-day shoot planned.
King’s Good Marriage, adapted into a screenplay by the author and to be turned into a movie by Will Battersby and Peter Askin, is a little darker than that, with a longterm “good” marriage crumbling as the wife (to be played by Joan Allen; pictured) discovers her husband may be a serial killer.
There’s no other casting available, but expect that announcement very soon.
“This story came to my mind after reading an article about Dennis Rader, the infamous BTK (bind, torture, and kill) murderer who took the lives of ten people–mostly women, but two of his victimes were children–over a period of roughly sixteen years. In many cases, he mailed pieces of his victims’ identification to the police. Paula Rader was married to this monster for thirty-four years, and many in the Wichita area, where Rader claimed his victims, refuse to believe that she could live with him and not know what he was doing. I did believe–I do believe–and I wrote this story to explore what might happen in such a case if the wife suddenly found out about her husband’s awful hobby. I also wrote it to explore the idea that it’s impossible to fully know anyone, even those we love the most.”
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