Netflix says Carla Gugino (San Andreas) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness) are confirmed for leading roles in Gerald’s Game, based on the book by Stephen King. Oculus helmer Mike Flanagan is on board to direct from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard (I Know What You Did Last Summer). The cast of the thriller also includes Henry Thomas (Ouija: Origins of Evil), Carel Struycken (Men in Black), Kate Siegel (Hush), and Chiara Aurelia (Agent Carter). Filming just got underway in Alabama on the Intrepid Pictures production, with Trevor Macy producing.
“Gerald’s Game has been my dream project for nearly twenty years. As a lifelong fan of Stephen King, it is a true honor to be trusted with this amazing material,” said writer/director Flanagan. “I am deeply grateful to my long-time partner, Trevor Macy, and to my new partners at Netflix, for making this dream project a reality. This is one of the reasons I wanted to make movies in the first place.”
The Plot: Gerald’s Game follows Gerald and Jessie Burlingame, who have gone to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband’s games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. Still handcuffed, she is trapped and alone. Painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog and the voices that populate her mind. As night comes, she is unsure whether it is her imagination or if she has another companion: someone watching her from the corner of her dark bedroom.