Los Angeles, CA — November 16, 2020 — Village Roadshow Pictures has set Lynne Ramsay to direct their adaptation of Stephen King’s psychological horror novel, THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON with a script from Christy Hall and Lynne Ramsay. Christine Romero of Sanibel Films, the former company of late horror filmmaker George A. Romero; Ryan Silbert of Origin Story; Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures; and Roy Lee of Vertigo will produce. Andrew Childs will executive produce and Village Roadshow Pictures’ EVP of Content, Jillian Apfelbaum, will oversee production, which is expected to begin shooting next year.
The story follows 12-year-old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail. Lost for days, wandering farther and farther astray, Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort. A huge fan of Tom Gordon, a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that her hero will save her. Nature isn’t her only adversary, though – something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the dark woods. The novel was originally published in 1999.
Ramsay’s credits include directing, writing and producing YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE and directing, writing and executive producing WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, for which she won a British Independent Film Award for Best Director. She is managed by Josh Varney at 42 and her lawyer is Greg Slewett at Ziffren Brittenham.
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