As the Master of Horror, Stephen King has seen countless adaptations of his works. And with long anticipated versions of The Dark Tower, IT and The Stand in the works, it’s easy to forget that some of King’s lesser known stories are also getting the big screen treatment.
This fall will see the release of A Good Marriage, based on a short story from the author’s 2010 novella collection Full Dark, No Stars – and honestly, if King’s name wasn’t attached, the familiar nature of the story would have kept this one off our radar altogether. Now, the first trailer for the thriller has hit, showing off the strong cast while unfortunately spoiling the plot’s main twist.
Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia star as a happily married couple whose lives are turned inside out when the wife begins to suspect that her long-time husband may have a connection to a serial killer named Beadie. Her hunch leads her to uncover a terrifying truth. Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang co-star, but this looks to be Allen and LaPaglia’s show through and through.
Peter Askin (Company Man, Trumbo) directs A Good Marriage, which is out on October 3rd.
Based on the Stephen King short story of the same name, A GOOD MARRIAGE is directed by Peter Askin (Company Man, Certainty), stars Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Kristen Connolly, and Stephen Lang.
When her husband (LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.