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Andy Muschietti has cast Frances O'Connor in Locke & Key pilot

Frances O'Connor

There was recently a shake-up behind the scenes on the pilot for the Hulu series Locke & Key, as director Scott Derrickson (SINISTER, DOCTOR STRANGE) had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts - he's busy with the pilot for TNT's Snowpiercer series. Stepping in to replace Derrickson at the helm is Andy Muschietti, director of MAMA and next month's fresh adaptation of the Stephen King novel IT.

On Locke & Key, Muschietti is working with King's son Joe Hill, as the show is an adaptation of Hill's IDW comic book series. Hill has written the pilot script himself and developed the project with Carlton Cuse of Lost and Bates Motel. Cuse will be the showrunner.

Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities. Little do they know, a devious demon also wants the keys, and will stop at nothing to attain them.

As Muschietti starts to move on from IT to Locke & Key, he has signed the first cast member: Frances O'Connor will be playing Nina, the mother of the three siblings at the center of the story.

This will be the second pilot shot for a Locke & Key series; Fox ordered one back in 2011 and screened it for attendees of that year's San Diego Comic-Con. In that pilot, Nina was played by Miranda Otto. Coincidentally, O'Connor and Otto are both inhabitants of New Line Cinema's Conjuring Universe - O'Connor was in THE CONJURING 2, while Otto was in ANNABELLE: CREATION

Extra Tidbit: Have you read Locke & Key?
Source: Deadline2

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