Aquaman star Patrick Wilson's next project will see the actor return to horror in Netflix's adaptation of Stephen King and Joe Hill's short story In the Tall Grass.
First published in 2012 in the pages of Esquire magazine, the horror story written by King and his son Hill follows a pair of siblings that are lured into a vast field in Kansas only to find they may be trapped under the tall grass forever. Netflix acquired the rights to the story this past May with Vincenzo Natali (Cube) attached to write and direct the film adaptation.
Wilson replaces original star James Marsden who had to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts. The Conjuring actor leads the cast including Laysla de Oliveira (Code 8) and Harrison Gilbertson (Picnic at Hanging Rock).
In the Tall Grass marks the third adaptation of King's work by Netflix as the premium streaming service premiered adaptations of King's 1992 novel Gerald's Game and his 2010 novella 1922 last year. Production on In the Tall Grass has already begun in Toronto and is expected for a 2019 release.