Last September streaming giants Hulu announced that they would be producing a nine hour mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s critically acclaimed time-travel crime novel 11/22/63. Back in February it was revealed that Oscar nominee James Franco (The Interview) had signed on to play lead character Jake Epping. And now we may have our first image from the set of 11/22/63 courtesy of Club Stephen King.
Franco plays Jake Epping, a high school teacher who is passed the responsibility of travelling back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The time portal, which is set in the back of his favourite diner, transports Epping back to 1958 where he understandably struggles to fit in. The image was reportedly taken by someone in a nearby apartment.
11/22/63 is currently filming in Hespeler Village, Cambridge, Ontario. Check out some set pics below:
In addition to starring in the lead role Franco will also serve as producer alongside J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot. Bridget Carpenter (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) will work as senior writer on the project which is being hailed by Hulu as “part thriller, part love story”. Stephen King spoke about the show when it was first announced :
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event-TV programming, 11/22/63 is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team.”