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Apple has snatched up a new Stephen King adaptation, and it's a project with several big names attached.

Julianne Moore is set to star "Lisey's Storey," which just got an eight-episode, straight-to-series order, THR reports. It's based on the King novel of the same name, and the bestselling author is on board to write the episodes himself. He, Moore, and Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson will serve as executive producers.

The story is in part a romance, but it also weaves in psychological horror elements. (King is the author, after all.) It centers on Lisey Landon in the aftermath of her author husband's death. When she becomes the target of one of his fans, she revisits her memories of her husband's life and his demons.

Moore's participation in the upcoming series is uncommon. She typically sticks to movies, and in fact, her longest-running TV role in the past three decades is guest starring in six episodes of "30 Rock" between 2009 and 2013. The Academy Award winner is much better known for being in films like "Still Alice" and "The Hours."

King's work, on the other hand, has been brought to both TV and movies many times over the years. Most recently, fans got the current series "Castle Rock" and "Mr. Mercedes," which debuted in 2018 and 2017, respectively. "Lisey's Story" will be in good company.

[via: THR]