Jay Baruchel will star in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's short story "The Ten O'Clock People." The film is set to be written and directed by Tom Holland, who has also brought us horror films such as Fright Night and Child's Play.
The story tells of a smoker (Baruchel) who returns to his old habit with a cessation drug still in his system, triggering a side effect that reveals a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters.
The story first appeared in King's 1993 horror collection Nightmares and Dreamscapes. This was one of my favorite stories from the collection. It will make for a really fun horror movie, and Baruchel will be great in the lead role.