Based on the Stephen King short story of the same name, “A Good Marriage” is a thriller that asks what you would do if you discovered your husband’s sinister secrets after 25 years of marriage. The film, which stars Kristen Connolly, Joan Allen and Stephen Lang and is directed by Peter Askin, is going to be distributed by Screen Media Films. This wing of Screen Media Ventures is having an active past few months, having also acquired Jake Patrow’s “Young Ones” in May and announcing their involvement in the third installment of the “Trailer Park Boys” saga.
Included in his short story collection entitled “Full Dark, No Stars,” “A Good Marriage” explores passion in a thrilling way that only the iconic author could achieve. “Stephen King is one of our modern-day legends,” said Seth Needle, Director of Acquisitions & Marketing at Screen Media, “We can’t wait to bring Peter’s terrific adaptation of Stephen’s work to audiences just in time for Halloween.”
The “modern-day legend” himself, who has been known to be critical of his works’ big-screen counterparts (i.e. “The Shining”), had this to say: “I’m delighted that ‘A Good Marriage’ is going to be available to the movie going public very soon, and hope we can scare the hell out of millions of people. To me, that’s always an exciting prospect.”
Screen Media Films plans to release the movie to theaters in early October 2014.