Stephen King‘s The Shining is headed to the stage with a brand new adaptation from Ivo van Hove, and Deadline reports today that Ben Stiller is in talks to star as Jack Torrance!
Deadline reports, “Rehearsals are set to begin in the fall, with London performances targeted for January 2023. An eventual move to Broadway is expected.”
King’s classic horror novel is being adapted for the stage by Tony winner Simon Stephens (Morning Son), with Ivo van Hove (West Side Story) leading the team.
Deadline notes in their report, “Sources say the stage play of The Shining will adhere more closely with King’s 1977 book than Stanley Kubrick’s film.” This is surely music to Stephen King’s ears, as King is famously not a fan of Stanley Kubrick’s iconic take on his material.
Jack Torrance was of course played by Jack Nicholson in Kubrick’s classic horror film, the role subsequently played by Steven Weber in the 1997 mini-series directed by Mick Garris.
More recently, Henry Thomas played Jack in Mike Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep.
The post Ben Stiller in Talks to Play Jack Torrance in ‘The Shining’ Stage Adaptation appeared first on Bloody Disgusting!.