Screen Rights Acquired for Stephen King’s JOYLAND

The writer/director of The Help, Tate Taylor, picked up the screen rights to a new Stephen King novel entitled Joyland. Read on about this new book and project below.

joyland-picThe novel will be hitting shelves June 4th.

Deadline says John Norris (also of The Help) will produce.

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

 

Taylor will adapt and direct.

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