Stephen King continues to be a hot commodity...
...Via Deadline, Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned the rights to Stephen King's novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, with the co-creator of Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This, Christy Hall, set to adapt!
In The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which was originally published in 1999:
"12-year-old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail. Lost for days, wandering farther and farther astray, Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort. A huge fan of Tom Gordon, a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that her hero will save her. Nature isn’t her only adversary, though – something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the dark woods."
This is an excellent choice, as Hall's I Am Not Okay With This was a fast-paced, witty, and at times, bloody, affair that I couldn't get enough of.
Producing are Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures alongside It: Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep producer Roy Lee of Vertigo, Christine Romero, and Origin Story’s Ryan Silbert. Andrew Childs will serve as executive producer.
By Matt Konopka