The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Lynne Ramsay has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon at Village Roadshow Pictures.
The novel, published in 1999, tells the story of a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for days, wandering farther and farther from civilisation even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, causing her to talk to her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon. but she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life.
The script is written by Lynne Ramsay and Christy Hall. Christine Romero will be producing alongside Roy Lee of Vertigo Films, Ryan Silbert of Origin Story and Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures. Andrew Childs will serve as executive producer and Village Roadshow Pictures’ executive vice president of content, Jillian Apfelbaum, will oversee production.
Shooting on the film is scheduled to commence next year.