Mark Hamill will be great in Life of Chuck, Mike Flanagan says so!

“This is the best performance I have seen from Mark Hamill.”

New hope for the franchise L'Exorcistand known for being the creator of the successful horror series The Haunting of Hill House and his little sisters, The Haunting of Bly Manior And The Fall of the House of Usher – all, available on Netflix – Mike Flanagan is also a big fan of the King of Horror. After brilliantly adapting Doctor Sleep, prequel to The Shiningthe director revealed his crazy and ambitious project to bring it to the small screen The Dark Tower of Stephen King, an imposing work composed of eight novels. And it's not over: his next feature film, Life of Chuckanother King adaptation, is on the right track.

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According to a short story published in the collection If it bleedsin 2020, the film, announced in May 2023, recounts the life of Charles “Chuck” Krantz played by Tom Hiddelston. The plot then goes back in time to reveal his childhood, lived in a supposedly haunted house. After collaborating with Ewan McGregorIt is Mark Hamill who joined Mike Flanagan's management.

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Mark Hamill will play Albie, a secondary but nonetheless important character. And for the director, it is in this role that the actor is at his peak and delivers his best performance. Present at the ATX Festival in Austin during a panel on monologues, Mike Flanagan confided that he will have an incredible monologue:

“It’s the best performance I’ve seen from Mark Hamill, it lasts 4min30. It’s simply a big YES!”

With such enthusiasm, we can only be impatient to discover this scene – especially since this is not the first time that the two men have filmed together. In The Fall of the House of Usher, the actor played the family lawyer, Arthur Pym, a loyal, enigmatic and ruthless man in business.

Life of Chuck will not be a horror film like spectators are used to seeing from Mike Flanagan. The register would be closer to other Stephen King adaptations like Stand by Me, The escapees And The green Line.

Last November, the director announced on Twitter the end of filming and declared in his post:

“The film is nothing like what I have done in the past, or what I will do in the future. I am a fan of every shot and so indebted to everyone who brought this element of hope and joy in my life.”

In the casting, we will also find Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Twelve Years a Slave) And Jacob Tremblay (Doctor Sleep). No release date is currently known.

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