Jason Priestley To Appear In A&E Miniseries Of Stephen King's Bag Of Bones
Author: David Wharton
published: 2011-08-30 15:35:57
The big Stephen King news today is Showtime and Steven Spielberg teaming up to turn King's novel Under the Dome into a series. There's another development on the King front, however, over on A&E. EW's Inside TV blog is exclusively reporting that former 90210 dreamboat Jason Priestley has signed on for a role in the four-hour miniseries version of Bag of Bones, set to air later this year.
Priestley will appear as the literary agent of the main character, a grieving writer to be played by Pierce Brosnan. It's been a long time since I read Bag of Bones, so I don't recall how big a role Priestley's character might play in the show. Hopefully he'll be less annoying than Barry in Alan Wake, however. Either way, Priestley joins a cast that includes Brosnan and Melissa George.
Published back in 1998, Bag of Bones follows Mike Noonan, a writer living in -- where else? -- Maine and recovering from the sudden death of his wife of unborn child. Naturally, like every writer in fiction ever, he's also suffering from writer's block. His absent muse takes a back seat, however, when he begins nightmares set in a summer house he owns. Deciding the best course of action is face his fears head on -- always a good idea when you're a Stephen King character -- he moves into the summer home and tries to figure out what the hell is going on.
I remember liking Bag of Bones quite a bit back in the day, in spite of it not being one of King's higher profile works. Hopefully the miniseries will click and deliver some real quality, or at least a few good scares.
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