‘You Were Never Really Here’ and ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’ filmmaker Lynne Ramsey has jumped on board the adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’.
The 1999 novel follows a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, causing her to talk to her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon. But she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life.
Famed horror filmmaker George A. Romero’s former wife Christine Romero is set to produce the project alongside ‘It’ producer Roy Lee of Vertigo Films as well as Ryan Silbert of Origin Story and Jon Berg through Stampede Ventures.
The script was co-written by Ramsey and ‘I’m Not Okay With This’ scribe Christy Hall.
Ramsey’s last masterpiece ‘You Were Never Really Here’, starred Joaquin Phoenix as the lead and was met with a seven-minute standing ovation at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.