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HBO Orders Stephen King’s The Outsider Starring Ben Mendelsohn

HBO is currently in the process of developing a new series adaptation based on Stephen King’s recently published horror novel The Outsider. Emmy award-winning actor Ben Mendelsohn has signed on to star in the forthcoming series. Mendelsohn will also served as the show’s producer along with Ozark‘s Jason Bateman who will executive produce.

The Outsider follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case. Richard Price will penned the series with Bateman set to direct the first two episodes through his Aggregate Films banner.

The adaptation will be produce by Media Rights Capital and Temple Hill Entertainment. Jack Bender, Price, Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Aggregate’s Michael Costigan are all set as executive producers.

Mendelsohn is best known for his role as Danny Rayburn in Netflix’s Bloodline which had earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He was recently seen in films such as: Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One as Nolan Sorrento; and in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood opposite Taron Egerton. Mendelsohn will next be seen in Marvel Studios’s upcoming Captain Marvel and in Netflix’s The King starring alongside Academy Award-nominated actor Timothee Chalamet, both films are scheduled to debut in 2019.

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Stephen King On “The Outsider” & Where He Gets His Story Ideas

Stephen King, the “King of Horror,” has published more than 50 best-selling titles over the past 44 years. His latest, “The Outsider,” explores the idea of being in two places at the same time. 

King joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what sparked the idea for his new novel and the themes he explores in it.

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Watch Jared Leto In Netflix’s The Outsider Trailer

Netflix has debuted the trailer and key art for its original movie The Outsider, starring Oscar winner Jared Leto (Suicide Squad, Blade Runner 2049, Dallas Buyers Club). 

Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld. Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shiina, Shioli Kutsuna, EmileHirsch, Raymond Nicholson, Rory Cochrane, Nao Omori and Min Tanaka co-star.

The film is directed by Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine) from a screenplay by John Linson and Andrew Baldwin, and is produced by Art Linson, Kenneth Kao and John Linson.

The Outsider premieres on Netflix on March 9.

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Check Out The Cover To Stephen King’s Newest Novel, The Outsider

King’s newest novel, The Outsider is almost here. The book explores the aftermath of a gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, with all evidence pointing towards one of the town’s most popular residents as the killer: Little League coach Terry Maitland. He has an alibi, but as the scientific case against Maitland gets stronger and stronger, King unfurls a mystery with terrifying, disturbing implications.

The investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, kicking King’s propulsive story into high gear. When the pieces start coming together, the end result might just shock you as only Stephen King can.

Check out the cover for The Outsider above. Here is the full synopsis of the 576 page book:

An eleven-year-old boy’s violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City’s most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. Maitland has an alibi, but Anderson and the district attorney soon add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. Their case seems ironclad.

As the investigation expands and horrifying answers begin to emerge, King’s propulsive story kicks into high gear, generating strong tension and almost unbearable suspense. Terry Maitland seems like a nice guy, but is he wearing another face? When the answer comes, it will shock you as only Stephen King can.

The Outsider will be released on May 22, 2018. Pre-order it HERE.

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Synopsis And Release Date of The Outsider By Stephen King

From #1 New York Times bestseller Stephen King, whose brand has never been stronger, comes one of his most propulsive and unsettling stories ever.

An eleven-year-old boy is found in a town park, hideously assaulted and murdered. The fingerprints (and later DNA) are unmistakably those of the town’s most popular baseball coach, Terry Maitland, a man of impeccable reputation, with a wife and two daughters. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland coached, orders an immediate and public arrest. Maitland is taken to jail, his claim to innocence scorned. Maitland has a foolproof alibi, with footage to prove that he was in another city when the crime was committed. But that doesn’t save him either.

King constructs a propulsive plot, and a race against time to uncover the identity of a terrifying and diabolical killer who has left victims—and “perpetrators”—across the country, and who is on his way to his next horrific act.

King’s psychological suspense is at its most riveting in this extraordinarily dramatic and eerie story. He is devastatingly vivid on the experience of being falsely blamed—the effect on the accused, the spouse, the children; the suspicion of friends, even the most loyal; the impossibility of ever being innocent again (if you are lucky to enough to live). He is also masterful at showing us that supernatural monsters are startlingly like human beings who do monstrous things.

The 576 page hardcover will be released on June 5, 2017.

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