Julianne Moore has become the latest actor to delve into the horror world of Stephen King as she has been cast in the Apple series ‘Lisey’s Story’.
The adaptation of Stephen King’s psychological horror-romance novel will see King pen the 8-episode series. J.J. Abrams will executive produce through Bad Robot Productions alongside Moore, King and Ben Stephenson.
The story follows Lisey Landon, the widow of a famous and wildly successful novelist, Scott Landon. The book tells two stories—Lisey’s story in the present, and the story of her dead husband’s life, as remembered by Lisey during the course of the novel. Two years after the death of her husband, Lisey explores a series of events that cause her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.
King got the idea for this story after he was hit by a van while he was in the hospital, his wife Tabitha decided to redesign his studio. Coming home from the hospital and seeing his books and belongings in boxes, King saw an image of what his studio would look like after his death.
Moore was last seen in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’, her upcoming projects include ‘Bel Canto’ in which she plays a world-famous opera singer who has been taken, hostage. She will also be seen this year in ‘Gloria Bell’. She will also star alongside Michelle Williams in ‘After the Wedding’ and ‘The Woman in the Window’ with Amy Adams and Gary Oldman.