Exclusive – Mike Flanagan Talks Playing Gerald’s Game
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s comments from Carla Gugino regarding her role in Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of the Stephen King tale Gerald’s Game, we reached out to Flanagan himself for a quick update!
“We’re in post right now, and I’m so, so excited about this one,” Flanagan tells us. “Carla and Bruce [Greenwood] were both amazing – it really is some of the best work I’ve ever seen from either of them. This has been a dream project for a long time, and I’m thrilled to report that it exceeded even my expectations. I can’t wait for it to get out into the world.”
Carel Struycken and Henry Thomas co-star alongside Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood. Gerald’s Game will premiere on Netflix, but no release date is available at this time.
Once again, Jessie Burlingame (Gugino) has been talked into submitting to her husband, Gerald’s, kinky sex games—something that she’s frankly had enough of, and they never held much charm for her to begin with. So much for a “romantic getaway” at their secluded summer home. After Jessie is handcuffed to the bedposts—and Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) crosses a line with his wife—the day ends with deadly consequences. Now Jessie is utterly trapped in an isolated lakeside house that has become her prison—and comes face-to-face with her deepest, darkest fears and memories. Her only company is that of the various voices filling her mind… as well as the shadows of nightfall that may conceal an imagined or very real threat right there with her…