Is it J.J. Abrams week around here? Not on purpose I assure you!
During the Television Critics Association’s Apple TV+ presentation, the streaming platform revealed the first look at Lisey’s Story, the latest J.J. Abrams and Stephen King collaboration (see also: Castle Rock).
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King’s novel Lisey’s Story, which will star Julianne Moore as the titular Lisey, follows a woman as she mourns her late husband (Clive Owen) then has to face the repressed memories of their relationship. At least based on that description, I feel like I saw that Stephen King movie already. If anything happens to Lisey’s hand, I’m out.
The rest of the cast is absolutely out of control, featuring Joan Allen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dane DeHaan, and Ron Cephas Jones. Put Ron Cephas Jones in everything, please. Meanwhile, King has neatly avoided hating another adaptation of his work by adapting the novel himself, something made all the more crucial by King’s love of this particular story.
“Lisey’s Story means a lot to me because it’s the one I love best,” King said during the panel. “It’s a story about love and marriage and the creative impulse and also has a kick-arse villain in it.”
Lisey’s Story will drop this winter on Apple TV+.