Joan Allen (The Bourne movie series, The Notebook) has been cast in the lead role of of the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's novella, A Good Marriage.
The story was included in his short story collection Full Dark, No Stars, which was published in 2010. It centers on a woman named Darcy who discovers the sinister and gruesome double life that her husband of 25 years and father of their two children has been living. After finding out, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to maintain the marriage.
The movie is being directed by Peter Askin, who helmed the 2007 documentary Trumbo, about the Hollywood Blacklist and McCarthyism. The script for the film was written by King himself. This is a really solid role for any actress. It's very complex character, and I think this will be one of the best roles Allen has ever had.
This was a great short story, and I think it will end up being a solid film. What do you think about Allen being cast as the lead character?
Here's the description of the book:
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.