Seriously, it’s almost becoming a running joke now, but it seems that barely a week goes by without one of Stephen King’s famed properties being adapted for the big or small screen. And now, it’s the turn of The Gingerbread Girl.
Fresh from Cannes – as reported by Deadline – Brainstorm Media has picked up the US production and distribution rights for the tale. In addition to this, regular King collaborator Craig R. Baxley will be directing the film and will be penning the script alongside King. Baxley has previously helmed King adaptations in the shape of The Triangle, Storm of the Century, Kingdom Hospital and Rose Red.
Collected in King’s Just After Sunset work, the official word on The Gingerbread Girl reads:
The story focuses on Emily, a woman recovering from a recent loss in a secluded house in the loneliest stretch of New England. She avoids contact with her husband and her father and channels her grief into a gruelling daily running regimen. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys privacy, but the young women he brings to his home suffer the consequences of knowing him. The tensions hinges on whether Em will be next.
Expect more on The Gingerbread Girl as it continues to develop.