A&E Network announced on Friday that it will begin production next month on Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour mini-series based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller. The two-night event, starring onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan and X-Files alum Annabeth Gish, will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2011.
For the uninitiated, A&E sums up Bag of Bones as “the story of grief and lost love’s enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets.” Brosnan stars as “Mike Noonan, a bestselling novelist who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (played by Gish).” When a dream inspires the author to return to his and Jo’s lakeside retreat in” — of course! — “Maine, Noonan becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather.”
There, Noonan experiences “mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.”
Any King fans out there care to weigh in on this new TV adaptation?