Tom Hiddleston (Avengers: Infinity War, Loki) and Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Killing Joke) are teaming up to star in a new Stephen King movie adaptation entitled The Life Of Chuck, with Mike Flanagan set to provide direction for the title.
Flanagan is known for directing previous projects such as Doctor Sleep, the sequel story to Stephen King’s The Shining, along with the massively popular The Haunting Of Hill House series, and now serving as director, writer, and producer for The Life Of Chuck.
The new adaptation is based on a short story from Stephen King’s anthology If It Bleeds, with The Life of Chuck being three separate stories connected to each other, telling the biography of Charles Krantz in reverse, starting with his death caused by a brain tumour at the age of 39, and ending in his earlier years as a child where he supposedly lived in a haunted house.
According to Deadline, the script has already been completed, with the title already in the works for months, with Hiddleston set to play the titular character and Hamill to star as Albie, the genre and tone of the adaptation are described as being similar to other Stephen King adaptations Stand By Me, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile, all wrapped up into another Stephen King story.
King’s The Life of Chuck was released in 2020, with the big star-led adaptation being greenlit between two to three years after its debut, the title does not yet have an official release date.
Hiddleston will be returning as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this year for the second season of Loki which is set to premiere on Disney Plus in the Fall of 2023, alongside Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Ke Huy Quan, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Eugene Cordero, among other newcomers and returning cast members from Season 1.