Last month director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) revealed that his long-gestating Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game is moving forward at Netflix, and now we have details on the film’s cast.
Deadline is reporting that Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) are set to star as Jessie and Gerald Burlingame, with the supporting cast including Henry Thomas (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Carel Struycken (The Addams Family), Kate Siegel (Hush), and Chiara Aurelia (Agent Carter).
Gerald’s Game sees “Gerald and Jessie Burlingame head to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. She’s left handcuffed, trapped and alone as painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog, the voices that populate her mind, and possibly someone watching her from the corner of the dark bedroom.”
“Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly 20 years,” said Flanagan. “As a lifelong fan of Stephen King, it is a true honor to be trusted with this amazing material. I am deeply grateful to my longtime partner, Trevor Macy, and to my new partners at Netflix, for making this dream project a reality. This is one of the reasons I wanted to make movies in the first place.”