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Theo James nabs Stephen King’s ‘Monkey’ movie

‘Divergent’ star joins Atomic Monster’s film adaptation

Divergent star Theo James will star in a new film based on Stephen King’s short story The Monkey.

James Wan’s Atomic Monster will produce the film, with Osgood Perkins directing.

In The Monkey, which will be launched at Cannes, when twin brothers Hal and Bill discover their father’s old monkey toy in the attic, a series of gruesome deaths starts occurring all around them. The brothers decide to throw the monkey away and move on with their lives, growing apart over the years. But when the mysterious deaths begin again, the brothers must reunite to find a way to destroy the monkey for good before it takes the lives of everyone close to them. Additional casting is underway.

Says Wan, “Stephen King is the godfather of the horror genre. He had a huge influence on me as a child and throughout my career, and it’s always been a dream to help bring one of his stories to life. The Monkey is a personal favorite, with its simple, iconic and incredibly marketable conceit. And I can’t imagine anyone better than a visionary and lifelong genre fan like Osgood to bring this to life.”

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