Zak Hilditch will direct from the screenplay he wrote based on 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.
Jane is playing Wilfred James, while Parker is playing Arlette. Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James and Neal McDonough also are starring. Ross M. Dinerstein is producing the film via his Campfire banner. The project is currently shooting in Vancouver.
1922 marks Netflix’s second project based on King’s work. Mike Flanagan is directing an adaptation of Gerald’s Game, which stars Carla Gugino and currently is in production.
Hilditch helmed the apocalyptic thriller These Final Hours, which screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. He is repped by Paradigm and Thruline Entertainment.
Jane is a King veteran, having appeared in 2003’s Dreamcatcher and 2007’s The Mist. The actor, who starred on the TV series Hung and The Expanse, will next be seen in the film Hot Summer Nights with Maika Monroe. He is repped by Paradigm and Ziffren Brittenham.
Parker stars on Netflix’s series House of Cards as Jackie Sharp, and recently was seen in Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut American Pastoral. She is repped by CAA and Circle of Confusion.
Paradigm packaged and negotiated the deal with Netflix.