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With CBS airing Under the Dome this summer, and Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie remake coming in October, it will already be a good year for Stephen King fans. And that’s not even taking into account all of the other adaptations that have been announced over the last few weeks.
One of the longer-gestating projects is Peter Askin’s take on King’s A Good Marriage, news on which was strangely absent after Joan Allen (The Bourne Legacy) signed on to the cast last year. That is until last week, when Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace) was added as her devious husband. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar’s Stephen Lang has joined the indie film, adding one more role to his already overloaded slate.
The Terra Nova star was last seen in David A. Armstrong’s ensemble crime thriller Pawn, and will be seen all over the place in the coming year. He’s joining Luke Hemsworth in the Australian war drama The 34th Battalion, and he’ll be in the Gina Carano revenge flick In the Blood with Danny Trejo. Also, he’ll head the indie remake of the classic horror tale The Monkey’s Paw. And there is still a handful of other under-the-radar projects he’s starring in. The man is a busy one.
For A Good Marriage - which King adapted from his own novella included in the 2010 collection Full Dark, No Stars - Allen will play a wife who finds out her husband (Lapaglia) has been leading a secret life that may implicate him in a vicious kidnapping. Lang will play a retired investigator from the Maine Attorney General’s office obsessed with getting the case solved. The film will also star Theo Stockman, Pun Bandhu and Timothy J. Cox.
There won’t be any lag time between now and the next bit of news, as production on A Good Marriage began this week.