‘The Life of Chuck’: Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast of Mike Flanagan’s Next Stephen King Adaptation

'The Life of Chuck': Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins Cast of Mike Flanagan's Next Stephen King Adaptation

Production for Mike Flanagan’s next project, ‘The Life of Chuck,’ a new Stephen King adaptation, has officially begun in Alabama under an interim agreement with SAG-AFTRA.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is the latest to join along with Karen Gillan and Jacob Tremblay. They join previously cast Tom Hiddleston who is leading and Mark Hamill who recently starred in Flanagan’s Edgar Allen Poe adaptation ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’

The film is based on three interconnected stories from King’s 2020 anthology, ‘If It Bleeds.’

READ: Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ Triumphs as Modern Gothic Splendor [REVIEW]

‘The Life of Chuck’ explores the life of Charles Krantz in reverse order, starting with his death at 39 due to a brain tumor and moving backward to his childhood in a reportedly haunted house. Flanagan has written the screenplay and also produced the film with Trevor Macy through Intrepid Pictures.

QWGmire, a production and financing entity known for indie horror films like ‘Agnes’ and the upcoming ‘Lovely, Dark and Deep,’ has made a significant equity investment in this project. Molly C. Quinn, Matthew M. Welty, and Elan Gale, the partners at QWGmire, expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled to partner with Mike and Trevor [Macy] on this project. Mike is a master storyteller, and we can’t wait to bring his inspirational adaptation of Stephen King’s short story to audiences.”

Stay tuned for more updates on ‘The Life of Chuck’ as it unfolds.

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