90120 star Jason Priestley has been cast in the upcoming A&E miniseries Bag of Bones which is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel. The series will star Pierce Brosnan as “a man who is unable to stop grieving for his wife, who died suddenly. After returning to the lakeside retreat they shared, he inadvertently gets involved in a local custody battle – while having nightmares about his dead wife.” Priestley will play the the man's literary agent. The film also stars Anabeth Gish, and the series will be directed by Mick Garris.
The show will be a four-hour TV miniseries, and it's being developed at Sony Pictures Television. The series will air on the A&E network over two nights near the end of 2011. Production is currently underway in Nova Scotia Canada.
It's been a long time since I watched anything Priestly has been in. In fact, I don't think I've ever really watched anything he's been in. I wasn't very big on 90210 when I was growing up. Regardless, I'm extremely excited for this TV project, it's a great story that should make for a great miniseries.
Here's the description of the book:
Here is Stephen King's most gripping and unforgettable novel -- a tale of grief and lost love's enduring bonds, of haunting secrets of the past, and of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire.
Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway. There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra's struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. What are the forces that have been unleashed here -- and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
It is no secret that King is one of our most mesmerizing storytellers. In Bag of Bones, he proves to be one of our most moving as well.