Even HBO is getting on the Stephen King bandwagon with an upcoming adaptation of ‘The Outsider’ and it was revealed that Emmy winning Ben Mendelsohn (‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’,’Ready Player One‘) has joined the cast. The actor is no stranger to genre work having been in plenty of science fiction and even comic films over the years, but this will likely be a slightly different role for the esteemed actor. He will also serve as an executive producer with Jason Bateman who is directing the first two episodes of the series.
It has yet to be announced as to which character we’ll see Mendelsohn playing.
As for the source material, below is the synopsis of the novel:
An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation. At a time when the King brand has never been stronger, he has delivered one of his most unsettling and compulsively readable stories.
An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.
As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.
Chances are we’ll see the actor playing Detective Ralph Anderson or Terry Maitland. As this is a Stephen King, you know that things will never be quite as simple as they are initially laid out to be.
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Source: TV Line