Another Stephen King adaptation is in the works for Village Roadshow Pictures.
According to Deadline, Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned the Stephen King psychological horror novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon for the big screen.
Originally published in 1999, the book is about the harrowing journey of 12 year old Trisha McFarland. As she, her recently divorced mother and brother hike the Appalachian Trail, young Trisha strays from the path they’re on and becomes lost. As she wanders for days alone, she utilizes her portable radio for comfort by listening to baseball games featuring her favorite player Tom Gordon. Unfortunately for Trisha, the woods aren’t the only dangers she faces as something stalks her the further away she strays.
Andrew Childs will serve as executive producer alongside Roy Lee (IT Chapter Two, Doctor Sleep) and Christine Romero. Christy Hall, co-creator and executive producer of Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This will adapt the story to the screen. No casting has been announced.
Have you read The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon? What do you think of the story and the fact that it’s being developed for the screen? Let me know in the comments below.