Tom Hiddleston & Mark Hamill To Star In Stephen King Adaptation ‘The Life Of Chuck’

Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill are set to star in The Life of Chuck, the latest big screen Stephen King adaptation.

The film will be directed by Mike Flanagan, who has already directed two King adaptations in the form of Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game, while also becoming a celebrated genre filmmaker thanks to Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.

Based on a novella from King’s 2020 anthology If It Bleeds, The Life of Chuck is three separate stories linked together to tell the biography of Charles Krantz in reverse, beginning with his death from a brain tumour at 39 and ending with his childhood in a supposedly haunted house.

The script, which was adapted prior to the WGA strike, has been in the works for several months. Hiddleston will play the title character, while Hamill will play supporting character Albie.

Intrepid Pictures are developing the film, with Flanagan also producing alongside Trevor Macy. FilmNation are handling international sales, and the project is expected to be a hot commodity at the upcoming Cannes market.

This is just the latest King adaptation in the works. Other works of his getting the big screen treatment are The Regulators and The Talisman, while Billy Summers and Later are being developed into limited series.

This will be Hiddleston’s first non-Loki on-screen film role since 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, though he has since starred in gothic period drama series The Essex Serpent for Apple TV+.

Hamill will next be seen in action comedy The Machine, which stars comedian Bert Kreischer as a fictionalized version of himself. He’s also working with Flanagan on another project – Netflix’s upcoming horror drama series The Fall of the House of Usher, based on works by Edgar Allan Poe. That’s expected to premiere later this year.


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