A new Stephen King adaptation is in the making. From the 2020 anthology If It Bleeds, The Life of Chuck features an unusual duo we didn’t know NEEDED to happen.
Star Wars’ very own Mark Hamill will be uniting with MCU star Tom Hiddleston as the feature gets directed by The Haunting creator Mike Flanagan.
The helmer is also set to pen the script and produce The Life of Chuck, as Deadline reported.
Flanagan had previously dabbled in a King adaptation to screen which was 2017’s Gerald’s Game, prior to the 2019 sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep.
Tom Hiddleston is set to portray the titular role of Charles Krantz, whose life story is told in three parts, while Mark Hamill has been listed to play Charles’ grandfather, Albie.
It is worth mentioning that this will be Hamill’s latest horror gig since his last time starring in 1995’s Village of the Damned and 2012’s Airborne.
Not to mention, Hamill also had an uncredited cameo in King’s 1992’s Sleepwalkers, the author’s first time writing a screenplay that was not adapted from his existing novels.
According to the report, the script for The Life of Chuck has already been completed ahead of the WGA writers strike with the development still on its ongoing status for several months now.
The Life of Chuck follows Charles Krantz ‘in reverse’, in which the story begins with his death from a brain tumor at the age of 39, ultimately ending with Charles’ childhood in a supposedly haunted house.
The project’s tone is similar to that of Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile.
We have yet to see Hamill and Hiddleston join together for a project, and it’s surreal to find the MCU’s Loki joining Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker embark on a journey together.
While waiting for The Life of Chuck, fans can stream all Star Wars films and series on Disney+, with Hiddleston set to reprise his MCU role in Loki Season 2 arriving sometime in October this year.
As of writing, no release date has been set for the feature, The Life of Chuck. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.