Stephen King Novel 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' Getting the Movie Treatment
Stephen King’s 1999 short novel “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” is set to get a film adaptation which will be produced by George A. Romero’s former wife Chris Romero, Roy Lee (“IT”), Jon Berg (“Doctor Sleep”) and celebrated short film producer Ryan Silbert.
The story follows a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, she winds up stumbling through the woods for days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back.
As she walks, dehydration, hunger, and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate several people including her baseball player idol Tom Gordon. She also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost – and her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for life.
A search for a writer to tackle the script is underway. George Romero was initially involved in a Tom Gordon adaptation in the early 2000s but the project stalled and Romero passed away in 2017.
The news comes as “IT: Chapter Two” is poised to open in two weeks while director Mike Flanagan’s upcoming “The Shining” film sequel “Doctor Sleep” has been handed an R rating by the MPAA for “disturbing and violent content, some bloody images, language, nudity, and drug use”. That film opens November 8th.