In accordance with Deadline, The White Lotus star Theo James has been tapped for the upcoming Stephen King adaptation, The Monkey. The venture hails from The Conjuring Universe creator James Wan, who will produce by his Atomic Monster banner.

“Stephen King is the godfather of the horror style. He had an enormous affect on me as a baby and all through my profession, and it’s at all times been a dream to assist carry certainly one of his tales to life,” Wan stated in a press release. “The Monkey is a private favourite, with its easy, iconic and extremely marketable conceit. And I can’t think about anybody higher than a visionary and lifelong style fan like Osgood to carry this to life.”

This marks the second Stephen King adaptation information in every week. Tom Hiddleston and Mark Hamill have signed on to star in Mike Flanagan’s The Lifetime of Chuck, based mostly on one other brief story by King.

Who’s Concerned in The Monkey?

The Monkey film can be written and directed by actor-filmmaker Osgood Perkins. Perkins is finest recognized for his work on horror motion pictures like The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Fairly Factor That Lives within the Home, and Gretel & Hansel. The story facilities round twin brothers whose lives change after discovering a mysterious cymbal-banging monkey toy. Casting remains to be underway for the venture.

“When twin brothers Hal and Invoice uncover their father’s outdated monkey toy within the attic, a sequence of grotesque deaths begins occurring throughout them,” reads the synopsis. “The brothers determine to throw the monkey away and transfer on with their lives, rising aside over time. However when the mysterious deaths start once more, the brothers should reunite to discover a method to destroy the monkey for good earlier than it takes the lives of everybody near them.”

The Monkey is government produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, Chris Ferguson, Peter Luo, Nancy Xu, and John Friedberg. It hails from Atomic Monster, Stars Collective, and Black Bear Worldwide, with C2 Movement Image Group financing the venture.

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