Lynne Ramsay Is Turning Stephen King's 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' into a Film

The movie adaptation was originally to be helmed by the late George A. Romero

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Nov 16, 2020

Making for quite the team-up, beloved Scottish director Lynne Ramsay is doing an adaptation of a Stephen King novel for her next cinematic project.

Marking the filmmaker's first narrative feature since her Joaquin Phoenix-starring You Were Never Really Here, the project will find Ramsay taking on King's cult 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Ramsay will direct, and the film will feature a script she co-wrote alongside Christy Hall (co-creator of the Netflix series I Am Not Okay with This).

The film will start production next year, and it will arrive via Village Roadshow Pictures.

This isn't the first we have heard of a The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon film, as late horror legend George A. Romero was attached to write and direct an adaptation before it stalled in October 2005. Ramsay's upcoming version will feature his widow Christine Romero serving as one of the producers, along with IT producer Roy Lee of Vertigo Films.

For the unfamiliar, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon tells the story of the young girl Trisha McFarland, who gets lost in the woods. And it's here where things get dark.

The official synopsis from King reads as follows:

Nine-year-old Trisha McFarland strays from the path while she and her recently divorced mother and brother take a hike along a branch of the Appalachian Trail. Lost for days, wandering farther and farther astray, Trisha has only her portable radio for comfort. A huge fan of Tom Gordon, a Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, she listens to baseball games and fantasizes that her hero will save her. Nature isn't her only adversary, though — something dangerous may be tracking Trisha through the dark woods.

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