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Director set for Stephen King series “LISEY’S STORY”

Friday, August 2, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Stephen King himself is writing the entirety of LISEY’S STORY, the upcoming eight-part Apple series based on his 2006 novel, and now a director has been signed.

At a recent Q&A following a screening of her new movie AFTER THE WEDDING, Julianne Moore, who stars in LISEY’S STORY, revealed that it will be directed by Pablo Larrain (pictured), the Oscar-nominated Chilean filmmaker whose credits include JACKIE, NERUDA, NO and the serial-killer drama TONY MANERO. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are producing the series—his third small-screen King project following Hulu’s 11.22.63 and CASTLE ROCK. LISEY’S STORY follows Lisey Landon, widow of a popular novelist, as she begins cleaning out her deceased husband’s belongings. This activity brings forth repressed memories his troubled history, which includes murder and psychic phenomena, while she is stalked by a deranged fan of his in the present day.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.