Tom Hiddleston, recognized for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently shared his experiences while filming The Life of Chucka new film based on a story by Stephen King, part of the book titled If It Bleeds, directed by Mike Flanagan. One of the most acclaimed horror film directors. Famous for directing Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House, The Fall of the House of Usher, Gerald’s Gamethe latter being an adaptation of a work by Stephen King.
It was simply the most extraordinary script. Connect immediately. So when we met, I just said, ‘This is amazing.’ Can I come and do it?
In an appearance on the podcast Happy Sad Confused by Josh Horowitz, Hiddleston highlighted Flanagan’s extraordinary script, which reminded him of Life imprisonment (“The Shawshank Redemption”), another famous King adaptation. The actor expressed his immediate connection to the material and his enthusiasm for joining the project, describing his experience as “the most wonderful moment”.
“What I love about this material and the short stories that exist is that it seemed to resonate with the Stephen King who wrote Perpetual Chain,” noted the actor. “There’s a warmth and a kind of spirit that’s really on the side of life to the story, which I really connected with when I read it. It was just the most extraordinary script. I connected immediately. So when we met, I just said: ‘This is incredible’. Can I come and do it? Can I please come and do it? And yes, we had a great time,” he added.
The Life of Chuckwhich began production in October after receiving a waiver from SAG-AFTRA, has completed its filming, Flanagan confirmed. The film, which is special for the director, stars Hiddleston in the role of Charles Krantz. The story is told in three parts, beginning with Charles’ death due to a brain tumor and ending with his childhood in a supposedly haunted house. The cast includes Featured actors such as Mark Hamill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Karen Gillan, Jacob Tremblay and Mia Saraas well as frequent collaborators of Flanagan.
Although not yet have a release date or distributor assigned, the film has generated many expectations. The adaptation is expected to be similar in tone to other acclaimed King adaptations such as Count on me and The green Mile.