Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill Team Up for Mike Flanagan’s Next Stephen King Adaptation

When he’s not telling original stories (Midnight Mass) or making intense TV adaptations (The Haunting of Hill House), Mike Flanagan makes Stephen King adaptations (Doctor Sleep, the in-the-works The Dark Tower). And his next King movie has quite the set of stars: Deadline reports that none other than Loki and Luke Skywalker—Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill—are set to star in The Life of Chuck, adapted from the novella of the same name.

Like Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, which became a movie last year, The Life of Chuck is from King’s 2020 collection If It Bleeds. The story of Chuck is told in reverse chronological order over three acts, from his early death at 39 to his haunted childhood. Hiddleston (pictured above in Loki) will play Chuck; Hamill is a character named Albie.

Deadline says, “According to the production, the genre project will draw tonally from Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.”

Of course, this is only one of many King adaptations currently making their slow way to the screen; there’s also Fairy Tale, The Regulators, Later, and, on Max, the It prequel series Welcome to Derry.

As he often does, Flanagan will direct, write, and produce The Life of Chuck, which does not (yet) have a release date or distributor.


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