Netflix enters the Tall Grass with Steven King rights


Netflix has announced they’ve acquired the rights to the Steven King novella In the Tall Grass, adding yet another addition to their overwhelming slate of original content. The leader in streaming has already chosen their director in Vincenzo Natali, along with the lead, set to be played by James Marsden. The two have worked together on HBO’s Westworld during the two episodes Natali has directed. 

In the Tall Grass was written by King and his son, Joe Hill, and was originally released as a two-part story in issues of GQ magazine in 2012. The novella tells the tale of a brother and sister who hear a cry for help within–you guessed it–a tall grass field. The two enter to offer assistance, only to find themselves in the Bermuda Triangle of the Midwest. This marks the third film from Netflix based on a King product, following 1922 and Gerald’s Game

Netflix Lands Stephen King & Joe Hill Novella ‘In The Tall Grass’ With James Marsden, Helmer Vincenzo Natali [Deadline]

Nick Hershey