Oscar winner Adrien Brody has become attached to play the lead role of Captain Charles Boone in the upcoming TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot” for Epix.
The original 1978 work appeared in King’s early short story anthology collection “Night Shift” which also yielded such stories as “Children of the Corn,” “The Lawnmower Man,” “Sometimes They Come Back,” “The Boogeyman,” “Graveyard Shift” and “The Mangler”.
The original story serves as a standalone prequel to King’s famed 1975 second novel “Salem’s Lot”. Set in the 1850s, the story follows Captain Charles Boone who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners in Maine after his wife dies at sea.
However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi will produce with the latter two serving as showrunners.
Epix president Michael Wright says in a statement: “This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror.” Filming begins in May ahead of a Fall 2020 premiere.