Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin, You Were Never Really Here) will direct George A. Romero’s former wife Christine Romero’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, which is set to begin shooting next year.
Christy Hall (I’m Not Okay With This) wrote the script with Ramsay.
It tells the tale of 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.
Romero produces with Roy Lee (IT), Ryan Silbert, and Jon Berg.
Have you read the book?