Stephen King fans, brace yourselves for another film adapted from his work! Village Roadshow Pictures is backing an adaptation of King’s 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon with acclaimed director Lynne Ramsay at the helm, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Christy Hall, co-creator of Netflix’s I’m Not Okay With This, penned the script with Ramsay.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon tells the story of young Trisha McFarland who gets lost in the woods while hiking with her mother and brother. Trisha spends days wandering through the forest. As dehydration, exhaustion and hunger set in, Trisha begins hallucinating Tom Gordon, a baseball player who’s her idol. Additionally, the young girl is convinced she’s being stalked by a supernatural creature. It wouldn’t be King without a horrific twist!
Ramsay is a regular on the film festival circuit and a critically lauded filmmaker. She’s best known for 2011’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, which starred Tilda Swinton, and You Were Never Really Here. The latter was released in 2017 with Joaquin Phoenix leading the charge. You Were Never Really Here received a seven-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival. Ramsay has served as a juror for both Cannes and Venice Film Festivals.
King has a storied catalogue of novels ripe for adaptation, so it’s no surprise that The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is getting the cinematic treatment. Lynne Ramsay is also an exemplary filmmaker who’ll inject this tale with King’s signature tone.
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