EXCLUSIVE: Despite its absence from the official film program here at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix continues to move forward in its feature slate building. A deal has closed for In the Tall Grass, a novella written by Stephen King and his son and fellow bestselling horror author Joe Hill.
Westworld‘s James Marsden is in negotiations to star, and Vincenzo Natali will direct the script he wrote. Natali is best known for helming Cube and Splice.
The logline: after hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of grass in Kansas but soon discover that there may be no way out.
The film will be produced by Splice‘s Steve Hoban, Jimmy Miller at Mosaic, and M. Riley. Miller and Riley produced The Lazarus Effect.
The film will begin production this summer in Toronto. This becomes the third Netflix film with the horror maestro King, following Gerald’s Game and 1922.
Paradigm reps King and negotiated on behalf of the producers. Natali and Marsden are repped by CAA. Mardsen is also repped by Authentic.