King’s “Gingerbread Girl” Gets Optioned

Brainstorm Media has optioned the film rights to Stephen King’s novella “The Gingerbread Girl”.

Set in a secluded house on the loneliest stretch of New England, the story follows a woman who takes up running as a way to deal with the loss of her only daughter, Amy, having suffered crib death.

Channelling her grief into a gruelling running regimen, and avoiding contact with her husband and her father, she seems to be on the path to recovery until she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering.

Craig R. Baxley, who helmed King mini-series adaptations “Rose Red,” “Storm of the Century” and “Kingdom Hospital,” will direct the film from a screenplay written by both he and the author.

Earlier this week, Netflix closed a deal for King and Joe Hill’s novella “In the Tall Grass,” while adaptations of “The Tommyknockers” and “Pet Sematary” adaptations are in the works, “IT: Chapter Two” is filming soon and “Castle Rock” is slated to premiere in July.

Source: Bloody Disgusting