If you thought that all of Stephens Kings books have already been made into movies think again, His short story “Gramma,” appearing in King’s 1985 short-story collection “Skeleton Crew,” is set to be adapted into the horror feature, Mercy. The movie is a fantasy horror story with more than a touch of family drama, and if you have read some of Kings books you will know that he is known for that. The story focuses on two brothers who, along with their single mom, take care of their grandmother who has made a pact with dark forces. American Horror Story actor Dylan McDermott will star in Mercy along with Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs and Joel Courtney. The casting directors are now taking applications for several stand in roles among many extra roles. This is a great opportunity for fans of Stephen King to be a part of one of his films.
Mercy is based on King’s short story Gramma that was released in the 1985 collection “Skeleton Crew,” a book that is still widely available. The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (O’Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover that she’s a witch who made an evil pact with a dark force many years before. Universal will release the film, which will be directed by Peter Cornwell who directed The Haunting of Connecticut.
The casting directors are now taking submissions for union and non union talent for several roles in Mercy. They are looking for actors all ages and backgrounds. If you are interested please submit your information along with several recent photos and a basic resume. Please keep checking back for more information on casting dates and times and as always let us know what you think about Stephen Kings new movie adaptation.
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