Joan Allen To Star In Stephen King's A Good Marriage

Joan Allen in A Good Marriage
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Chloe Moretz is hard at work making the new film version of Stephen King's Carrie, but now another project based on one of the author's spooky stories has found its leading lady. Joan Allen, who reprised her role as Pam Landy in The Bourne Legacy this summer, is now attached to star in A Good Marriage, a new feature based on one of King's short stories from Full Dark, No Stars. Peter Askin, who directed the drama Certainty in 2011 and the documentary Trumbo in 2007, is helming the new film.

THR says the story is about Darcy (Allen), a woman who learns that her husband of 25 years, with whom she has had two children, has actually been living a "sinister and gruesome double life." After learning this information, she must decide how far she will be able to go to keep her family together.Unlike many of King's stories, which get adapted by different writers, King actually wrote the screenplay for this film himself, much like how he did for 1989's Pet Sematary and 1985's Cat's Eye.Askin and King are actually long time friends and earlier this year put together a musical called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

With the exception of the Bourne movies, Allen hasn't done much feature film making in the last few years. She recently played Clair Lachay on Michael Mann's HBO series Luck with Dustin Hoffman, but the series ended before the end of the first season. It is expected that production on A Good Marriage will begin this October in New York.

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