Julianne Moore Joins Stephen King for Brand-New TV Adaptation

Apple is teaming up with Julianne Moore for an all-new Stephen King adaptation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the tech company recently won a bidding war for the rights to the author’s 2006 best-selling novel, Lisey’s Story. The 58-year-old actress will star in the series, which will consist of eight episodes all written by King.

To top it off, Moore and King will serve as executive producers alongside J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Ben Stephenson (Westworld).

Lisey’s Story is described as a “deeply personal thriller.” It follows a woman named Lisey (Moore) as she copes with the two-year anniversary of her husband’s death, all while facing memories that she’s repressed since it happened.

The news should come as no surprise to Abrams fans, considering he previously worked with King on 11.22.63 and Castle Rock.

Lisey’s Story is joining a slew of King’s TV adaptations, including The Mist, Under the Dome and Haven. And we all know the author has already brought us a number of big-screen flicks, like The Shining, Children of the Corn, The Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, Gerald’s Game and Pet Sematary.

We’re not surprised that King chose Moore to lead the charge—she’s one of the best actresses in Hollywood, having received several Oscar nods throughout her career. Although she won only once for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Still Alice), she has been nominated four additional times.

Moore, King and Abrams? Sounds right up our alley.


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