Patrick Wilson heads into Stephen King & Netflix's In the Tall Grass

A month or so ago we passed along the awesome news that director Vincenzo Natali (SPLICE, CUBE) will be helming an all-new adaptation of Stephen King's short story IN THE TALL GRASS for Netflix. And today we have word via Deadline that the new film has snagged a killer cast!

It looks like the new movie is all set to star Patrick Wilson (THE CONJURING, INSIDIOUS), Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson. WESTWORLD's James Marsden was originally attached to take the lead role, but scheduling conflicts knocked him out of the game and now Wilson will be taking over. Solid trade, I say.

Production is getting underway in Toronto on the film, which is based on a short story by King and son Joe Hill that was published in Esquire Magazine. It begins:

After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out… and that something evil lurks within the tall grass. 

Netflix acquired the rights to this super-creepy short tale of terror and quickly hired Natali to not only helm the adaptation but pen the screenplay as well. The film is produced by Steven Hoban, Jimmy Miller, and M. Riley. It is the third Netflix collaboration with King, following GERALD'S GAME and 1922.

It will be hitting Netflix worldwide sometime in 2019.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read the short story?
Source: Deadline



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