Mike Flanagan is adapting another Stephen King story for his next movie – and The Life Of Chuck has quite the cast.
The Fall Of The House Of Usher may have dropped on Netflix mere weeks ago (we were big fans – read our review here!), but director Mike Flanagan is already plotting his next move.
Having already adapted Stephen King’s work in Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, Flanagan is tackling one of the horror writer’s more recent stories next. Based on King’s 2020 novella, If It Bleeds, The Life Of Chuck will be Flanagan’s first film since 2019’s Doctor Sleep.
THE LIFE OF CHUCK.
It’s been a long time since I’ve made a completely independent movie, and it would not be possible without the herculean efforts of our producer, Trevor Macy, who has willed this film into existence, along with our partners at QWGmire.
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) October 25, 2023
Tom Hiddleston, Mark Hamill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Karen Gillan and Jacob Tremblay had already been announced earlier this week for the project but Flanagan has now revealed the full list of actors joining him in making The Life Of Chuck.
It’s quite a list, too: Matthew Lillard, Harvey Guillén, Kate Siegel, Mia Sara, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Benjamin Pajak, Antonio Raul Corbo, David Dastmalchian, Carl Lumbly, Annalise Basso, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kholi, Matt Biedel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Michael Trucco, Violet McGraw, Molly C. Quinn, Heather Langenkamp and Taylor Gordon in her debut role.
A lot of good actors on that list. The Life Of Chuck was granted an interim agreement by the SAG-AFTRA amid the current actors’ strike, meaning it’s an independent production from the studios belonging to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the film’s producers have agreed to the SAG-AFTRA terms proposed in the negotiations with the studios. Flanagan is free to continue work on the film under the agreement.
What’s The Life Of Chuck about then? Glad you asked.
The story follows a man, Charles “Chuck” Krantz throughout his life, but the story begins at his death at the age of 39 and will eventually conclude at his childhood, which was spent in a supposedly haunted house. Think of it as Flanagan’s (and King’s!) take on The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
Flanagan is directing and writing the script, while his long-time collaborator Trevor Macy is on producing duties, alongside with QWGmire’s Molly C. Quinn, Matthew W. Welty and Elan Gale. There’s no release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted once there is one.
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