Lynne Ramsay Adapting Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Add Lynne Ramsay to the ever-growing list of people attached to adapt a Stephen King story. The You Were Never Really Here director is on to make a film based on The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
Published in 1999, Tom Gordon is about young Trisha McFarland, who gets lost while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for nine days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, talking to several people, including her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon.
But she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life. Ramsay wrote the adaptation with Christy Hall.
Christine Romero, widow of horror legend George A. Romero (who had been trying to craft his own film of the story before his death in 2017) is on to produce alongside It's Roy Lee.
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Sources LinksThe Hollywood Reporter