Today, news has come, via Deadline, that another King tale, first featured in Esquire magazine, is headed our way, The Gingerbread Girl. The film is being directed by frequent King collaborator Craig Baxley, who has already adapted King’s Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Kingdom Hospital and Rose Red. King himself teamed up with Baxley to write the script for Gingerbread Girl.
In the story, “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.”
The film will be produced by Mitchell Galin, who has served as producer for many King adaptations including Pet Sematary, The Stand, Thinner, The Night Flier, Creepshow 2, Golden Years, and The Langoliers.
Casting has already begun for the film.