Joan Allen has signed on to star in the Stephen King adaptation A Good Marriage for director Peter Askin (Trumbo). Unusually Stephen King wrote the screenplay adaptation himself, based on his 2010 novella.
The story is about a woman named Darcy (Allen), whose life is rocked when she discovers the ‘sinister and gruesome double life’ her husband has been living for 25 years. She must then decide whether or not to keep maintaining the relationship with her shady spouse.
It’s not King’s first screenplay, as he also wrote the scripts for the likes of 1989’s Pet Sematary and 1985’s Cat’s Eye, but he’s generally steered clear of going beyond being a producer on some projects (partly due to the abject failure of his single directorial out, Maximum Overdrive). The independent production with start shooting next month in New York. (Source: THR)