It has just recently been announced that the rather fine looking actress, Melissa George, will be joining Pierce Brosnan in Mick Garris’ adaptation of Stephen Kings Bag of Bones. George is no stranger to horror, making her mark on such films as Triangle and Paradise Lost, and so she is a welcome addition to the cast. Pierce Brosnan is already on board to star as lead character Mike Noonan. The four hour TV mini series will be directed by King regular Mick Garris. Garris is no stranger to adapting King stories into very long TV series’, he was responsible for the six hour epic The Stand and also made the massively ignored but actually quite good four hour version of The Shining. Garris has also adapted Sleepwalkers, Quicksilver Highway and Riding the Bullet so this new adaptation so far has a wealth of experience.
A&E picked up the rights and plan to broadcast the mini series late next year. Annabeth Gish is also onboard to play Noonan’s wife. Here is the synopsis and we will have more on this as it happens:
“Bag of Bones” centers on bestselling novelist Mike Noonan (Brosnan), who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (Gish).
A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow (George) and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather, the mysterious ghostly visitations, the ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
By Matt Wavish