Newswire: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood to play Gerald’s Game for Netflix

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Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood have been tapped to star in Netflix’s film adaptation of Gerald’s Game, the 1992 bestselling novel from Stephen King. Development of the series started way back in 2014, and, as with most King adaptations, the project floated around development purgatory for a while before finally moving forward. Now, though, with Gugino and Greenwood locked in, it’s safe to say Gerald’s Game is really happening. Hush and Oculus director Mike Flanagan will direct from a script he co-wrote with Oculus collaborator Jeff Howard.

Gerald’s Game follows Gerald (Greenwood) and Jessie Burlingame (Gugino), who decide to spend their weekend getaway at their summer home by playing elaborate adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie is all “I’m over this,” but then Gerald suddenly dies, abruptly ending the game. (Damn it, Gerald! The game was your idea in the first ...