The last we heard about the film adaptation of Stephen King’s A Good Marriage was way back when Joan Allen (below) joined the cast to play Darcy Anderson who discovers her husband has been keeping an especially terrible secret for years. Now, it looks like the adaptation is set to begin filming later this month. Per Rivertowns Patch, production is getting underway at the end of May in Sleepy Hollow, New York with a 15-day shoot scheduled at a local home.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with King’s story, it was part of his latest collection of shorts from 2010’s Full Dark, No Stars and is titled A Good Marriage. This particular story in the collection was fantastic because it explores the idea of how we can never fully know anyone, even the people closest to us.
Peter Askin will helm the project from a screenplay by Mr. King himself. Check out what King had to say on his inspiration behind the story:
This story came to my mind after reading an article about Dennis Rader, the infamous BTK (bind, torture, and kill) murderer who took the lives of ten people–mostly women, but two of his victimes were children–over a period of roughly sixteen years. In many cases, he mailed pieces of his victims’ identification to the police. Paula Rader was married to this monster for thirty-four years, and many in the Wichita area, where Rader claimed his victims, refuse to believe that she could live with him and not know what he was doing. I did believe–I do believe–and I wrote this story to explore what might happen in such a case if the wife suddenly found out about her husband’s awful hobby. I also wrote it to explore the idea that it’s impossible to fully know anyone, even those we love the most.