Stephen King's The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' Getting Movie Adaptation
Another Stephen King’s novel is heading to the big screen.
The late director George A. Romero was once attached to adapt "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Now, his former wife, Chris Romero, is teaming up with "It" producer Roy Lee, Jon Berg of Vertigo Films, and Ryan Silbert of Origin Story to produce a film version of the 1999 novel.
The story centers on a young 9-year-old girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost in the woods while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother. The girl wanders through the woods for nine days, and as she walks, dehydration, hunger, and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate. She starts talking to several people, including her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon.
Trisha also believes 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.
Romero, famous for his "Night of the Living Dead" films, was attached to "Tom Gordon" in the early 2000s, after having worked with King previously on "Creepshow" and "The Dark Half." The project went into development runaround and Romero died in 2017.
“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris [Romero] has worked long and hard to make this project happen,” King said