The latest announcement in the current wave of Stephen King adaptations is a movie of his short story The Gingerbread Girl, which originally appeared in ‘Esquire’ magazine, and was later included in King’s 2008 collection of stories, Just After Sunset.
“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 grueling 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 tension hinges on whether Em will be next.”
Frequent King collaborator Craig R. Baxley [Storm of the Century, The Triangle, Kingdom Hospital, Rose Red] will direct the film from a screenplay written by both King and Baxley. Casting is currently underway.
To me, some of the more impressive King-based films of recent years have been the more smaller scale, reality based efforts, so I’m rather looking forward to this.