Never count out Stephen King. He may not be seeing his Dark Tower on the big screen as soon as everyone had hoped, but thanks to A&E an adaptation of another of his books, Bag of Bones, has been greenlit for the small screen by A&E.
Per Deadline, “Stephen King’s Bag of Bones”, a two-night, four-hour mini-series, will star Pierce Brosnan and Annabeth Gish. Kelly Rowland also is expected to join the cast of the mini from Sony Pictures Television, which will premiere on A&E in the fourth quarter of 2011. Mick Garris will direct from a script by Matt Venne. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Nova Scotia, Canada.
“Bag of Bones centers on bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife, Jo (Gish). A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather while dealing with mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
“Bag of Bones” is executive produced by Mark Sennett for Mark Sennet Entertainment, Mick Garris for Nice Guy Prods., Stewart Mackinnon for Headline Pictures, and Craig Sheftell. Brian Gary and David Davoli are the co-executive producers. Garris, Sennett, and Venne had been working on a Bag of Bones adaptation for several years, originally as a feature and then as a mini.
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