Brie Larson Set To Star in Charlie Kaufman's Netflix Film I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is set to star in the new Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) Netflix film I’m Thinking of Ending Things.
The film is based on Iain Reid’s 2016 novel, and the plot centers on Jake, “who is on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm with his girlfriend (Larson), who is thinking of ending things. When Jake makes an unexpected detour leaving her stranded, a twisted mix of palpable tension, psychological frailty and sheer terror ensues.”
That sounds like it will make for an interesting film that is right up Kaufman’s ally. It will be interesting to see how he implements his quirky style and humor into the film.
Here’s a more detailed description of the story from the book:
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.
Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”
And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.
In this deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
In this smart, suspenseful, and intense literary thriller, debut novelist Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, free will, the value of relationships, fear, and the limitations of solitude. Reminiscent of Jose Saramago’s early work, Michel Faber’s cult classic Under the Skin, and Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is an edgy, haunting debut. Tense, gripping, and atmospheric, this novel pulls you in from the very first page…and never lets you go.
Does this sound like it could be a film that you’d be interested in watching?