Netflix is going to try their hand at adapting the work of Stephen King. That's not an easy task. But they're doing it with a property that hasn't been tried before, the 1992 novel Gerald's Game. Mike Flanagan will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard. Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood have been set to star with Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia rounding out the cast.
Gerald and Jessie Burlingame head to their summer home on a warm weekday in October for a romantic interlude that involves adult games. After being handcuffed to her bedposts, Jessie tires of her husband's games, until things take an unexpectedly tragic turn. She's left handcuffed, trapped and alone as painful memories from her childhood bedevil her. Her only company is a hungry stray dog, the voices that populate her mind, and possibly someone watching her from the corner of the dark bedroom.
Production has begun in Mobile, AL.