Deadline reports that Stephen King’s novella The Gingerbread Girl has been optioned by Brainstorm Media with plans to distribute the film in North America. Meanwhile, Radiant Films International is launching foreign sales efforts at Cannes. Craig R. Baxley will direct from a screenplay by King and Baxley. Mitchell Galin will produce.
The Gingerbread Girl focuses on “Emily, a woman recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a grueling daily running regimen. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys privacy, but the young women he brings to his home suffer the consequences of knowing him. The tension hinges on whether Em will be next.”
On the film, Brainstorm Media president Meyer Shwarzstein said:
“We are excited to be working with Craig and Mitchell on this film. This cat-and-mouse thriller will appeal to Stephen King fans everywhere,”
Meanwhile, Radiant CEO Mimi Steinbauer spoke on King’s marketability:
“You cannot find a more valuable or bankable name than Stephen King in today’s market, and this pulse-pounding thriller with memorable characters and gripping tension will be exactly what buyers are looking for in Cannes,”
Have you read the story? Excited for another King adaptation to hit theaters?