Karen Gillan and Chiwetel Ejiofor have signed on for Tom Hiddleston’s upcoming movie Along with Jacob Tremblay from The Toxic Avenger, Tom Hiddleston’s new movie The Life of Chuck will feature Marvel actors Karen Gillan and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Starring beside Hiddleston as Loki and Mark Hamill as Star Wars, the film is an adaptation of Stephen King’s short novel of the same name. Gillan, Ejiofor, and Tremblay are amongst the most recent stars to sign on (via Deadline).
The Life of Chuck, which is included in King’s 2020 anthology If It Bleeds, was written and directed by Mike Flanagan of The Hancing of Hill House. It narrates the story of Charles Krantz (Hiddleston) in backward.
The story begins with the character’s death at the age of 39 from a brain tumor, then it goes back in time to his early years spent in a home that is rumored to be haunted.
The roles of Gilan, Ejiofor, and Tremblay are still pending; Hamill will portray Albie.
Following an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA, production is presently taking place in Alabama. Flanagan confirmed the film’s whole ensemble cast on Twitter/
“We are a fully independent film in production under our SAG-AFTRA interim agreement,” he tweeted. He continued: “So in that spirit of solidarity, I’m pleased to announce the rest of our ensemble [cast].”
The entire cast includes Matthew Lillard from Five Nights at Freddy’s, David Dastmalchian from Oppenheimer, Mia Sarah, and the Trinity from Avatar: The Way of Water. Jo-Li Bliss, Q’orianka Kilcher, Antonio Raul Corbo, and Harvey Guillen from What We Do in the Shadows.
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Kate Siegel, Carl Lumbly, Annalize Basso, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Kohli, Matt Biedel, Sauriyan Sapkota, Saidah Arrika Eklona, Michael Trucco, Violet McGraw, Molly Quinn, and Heather Langenkamp are along with them. All of these persons have previously collaborated with Flanagan on projects like Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Fall of the House of Usher.
Newcomer Taylor Gordon and Broadway performer Benjamin Pajak will also appear in their first feature photo.