Stephen King’s The Monkey Adaptation Wraps Production, Announces Full Cast, Including Elijah Wood and Tatiana Maslany

It’s been almost a year since we found out that Stephen King’s short story, “The Monkey,” was getting a feature adaptation starring The White Lotus’ Theo James.

Today, Deadline broke the news that the project, directed by Osgood Perkins (Longlegs) and produced by Malignant, Aquaman, and The Conjuring filmmaker James Wan, wrapped up production. The outlet also reported on who else will be in the film besides James, and it’s an impressive line-up that includes Tatiana Maslany (pictured above in Orphan Black), Elijah Wood (Yellowjackets), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), Colin O’Brien (Wonka), Rohan Campbell (The Hardy Boys), and Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek).

Here’s the official synopsis of The Monkey, which hews closely to King’s original tale:

Twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them.

In the film, James plays the adult versions of the twins while Convery plays the younger versions. We don’t have news on who the other cast members are playing, though I’m eager to find out.

We also don’t know when the film will make its way to our eyeballs, but given production has ended, it’s looking like it might be later this year or early next. icon-paragraph-end

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