Stephen King’s book The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is being adapted into a feature.
Chris Romero, the former wife of filmmaker George A. Romero who initially planned to adapt the story, is teaming up with producer Roy Lee (IT) and Vertigo Films’ Jon Berg and Ryan Silbert of Origin Story to adapt the novel for the big screen. Andrew Childs will executive produce. A writer has not yet been set.
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon tells of a young girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost while hiking with her recently divorced mother and brother in the woods. Nine years old and scared of the dark, the girl winds up stumbling through the woods for nine days, wandering farther and farther from civilization even as she tries to make her way back home. As she walks, dehydration, hunger, and exhaustion cause her to hallucinate, talking to several people, including her idol, a baseball player named Tom Gordon. But she also begins to believe that she’s being stalked by a supernatural beast known as The God of the Lost, and soon her ordeal becomes a test of both her sanity and her ability to fight for her life.
“I’m thrilled that my book is being brought to the screen, and that George’s company is involved. Chris (Romero) has worked long and hard to make this project happen,” said King.