Shirley Jackson’s “Castle” Becomes A Film

Further Films is developing a film adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1962 novel “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around the Blackwood family — primarily of sisters Merricat and Connie and their uncle Julian — who have been forced into seclusion after the mysterious lethal poisoning of several of their family members six years earlier.

Merricat is the younger sister, caring for the agoraphobic Connie, while the ailing Julian increasingly is in the grip of his own obsessions.

The plot is further complicated by the arrival of a dubious, long-lost cousin who seeks to secure the family’s fortune.

Mark Kruger (TV’s “The 4400”) has written a draft of the screenplay with the cast currently being sought. Jackson also penned “The Haunting of Hill House” which has been adapted twice onto film.