Thomas Jane (SYFY's The Expanse) is no stranger to Stephen King adaptations, having previously starred in 2007's The Mist, directed by Frank Darabont. Now he’s starring in Netflix’s take on King's 2010 novella 1922, and we have the first haunting trailer.
In 1922, Jane plays the role of a farmer named Wilfred James who murders his wife Arlette (Deadwood’s Molly Parker) with the help of his son Henry (Beyond’s Dylan Schmid). Being a Stephen King story, it doesn’t take long before James believes his wife’s vengeful spirit is haunting him.
Read up on the official Netflix synopsis before digging into the trailer:
1922 is based on Stephen King's 131-page story telling of a man's confession of his wife's murder. The tale is told from from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story's unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.
Check out the trailer here:
Written and directed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours), the movie also stars Kaitlyn Bernard (Cadence), Brian d’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why) and Neal McDonough (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow).
1922 is the second Netflix movie based on a Stephen King novel/novella. Gerald’s Game, which stars Carla Gugino and Star Trek's Bruce Greenwood, is slated to debut on Sept. 29. Then 1922 will hit the streaming giant on Oct. 20. Will you be watching?