It’s not just novels Stephen King has been working on. The renown author has also written a screenplay for the film ‘A Good Marriage’ which is based off his novella that was published in his 2010 collection entitlted ‘Full Dark, No Stars’.
Here’s a synopsis of the story if you’re not familiar with it:
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable, and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.
The film was directed by Peter Askin (‘Company Man’,’Certainty’) and stars Joan Allen (‘The Bourne Legacy’, ‘Death Race’) as the wife who stumbles on a secret that her husband has been keeping from her for years. Anthony LaPaglia (‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’, ‘Summer of Sam’) plays her husband who has a grim secret that will destroy ‘A Good Marriage’. The film also stars Stephen Lang (‘Avatar’, ‘Terra Nova‘) as a retired investigator from the Maine Attorney General’s office obsessed with getting the case solved as well as Kristen Connolly (‘The Cabin in the Woods’, ‘The Following’).
‘A Good Marriage’ was recently completed and King was able to see the final cut. His response? He loved the outcome! How much did he enjoy it? Well he took to Twitter with:
Have seen the completed film version of A GOOD MARRIAGE. I thought it was terrific. Of course…I wrote it!
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 11, 2013
High praise indeed for someone who can often be critical of the adaptations of his work. With ‘Carrie‘ having just been remade as well as CBS’s ‘Under the Dome‘, SyFy’s ‘Haven‘, the upcoming feature ‘The Cell‘, and the newly announced ABC’s ‘Grand Central’ as an ongoing series – King has a lot of newer work out there on television and in theaters.
What do you think folks? Are you up for even more Stephen King? Have you read this novella and think it’d translate well ot the big screen? Sound off below!