'In the Tall Grass': Netflix adaptation of Stephen King thriller casts horror vet Patrick Wilson

'In the Tall Grass': Netflix adaptation of Stephen King thriller casts horror vet Patrick Wilson

Having starred in multiple horror/thriller flicks like 'The Conjuring' , 'Insidious', 'The Phantom of the Opera', and The Hollow Point', Wilson has garnered quite a reputation.

Patrick Wilson is no stranger to the horror/thriller genre. Having starred in multiple blockbuster flicks like 'The Conjuring' movies, 'Insidious', 'The Phantom of the Opera', and The Hollow Point', Wilson has undoubtedly garnered a reputation for himself, especially with his flair for the dark and twisted parts. Interestingly enough, Wilson's next once again pertains to this category of films, as he joins the star-studded cast of 'In the Tall Grass', a Netflix thriller based on the 2012 novella of the same name by author Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. Revolving around a pair of siblings, the thriller is originally set in Kansas. 

"In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen and Joe can deliver," reads the description on Stephen King's website. 

Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson (Source: IMDB)
Laysla De Oliveira and Harrison Gilbertson (Source: IMDB)

While not much is known about the plot of the Netflix adaptation, some details about the cast have already made its way to the Internet. And as it turns out, Wilson would be joining fellow stars Laysla De Oliveira, and Harrison Gilbertson for the production. If a report by The Hollywood Reporter is to be believed, De Oliveira, a relatively fresher face in the industry, would be taking on the role of Becky in the Netflix thriller,  "ready to start her first year of college as a women's lit major, determined and not easily influenced, and yet conflicted about the life inside her".

Patrick Wilson attends DC Entertainment's Warner Bros. Pictures 'Aquaman' Autograph Signing during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.
Patrick Wilson attends DC Entertainment's Warner Bros. Pictures 'Aquaman' Autograph Signing during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California.

As for the rest of the crew, Vincenzo Natali (known for his work on 'Splice', 'Cube', and 'Haunter'), is said to be serving as the director, helming the project from a script written by him. The Stephen King thriller will also have Steve Hoban, Jimmy Miller and M. Riley filing in as the producers. According to reports, Netflix acquired the underlying short story rights some time ago, when James Marsden was originally attached. Scheduling conflicts knocked him out of the lead role.

Netflix acquired the underlying short story rights some time ago, when James Marsden was originally attached
Netflix acquired the underlying short story rights some time ago, when James Marsden was originally attached

With this latest addition (In the Tall Grass), the market-leading streaming service and King's collaboration adds yet another feather, having previously delivered adaptations like '1922' and 'Gerald's Game'.