Cooper Hoffman and David Jonsson in talks to lead feature adaptation of Stephen King's The Long Walk

The adaptation is set to be helmed by Francis Lawrence from a script penned by JT Mollner
Cooper Hoffman and David Jonsson in talks to lead feature adaptation of Stephen King's The Long Walk

Earlier, we reported that filmmaker Francis Lawrence is set to helm the feature adaptation of Stephen King's 1979 novel, The Long Walk. The latest news is that Cooper Hoffman and David Jonsson are in talks to headline the adaptation.

The screenplay for the adaptation of The Long Walk is penned by JT Mollner. Stephen King's novel is set in the post-apocalyptic era of the United States governed by a tyrannical ruler. The ruler organises a competition in which teens are made to walk nonstop along the East Coast highway. The ones who pause for more than 90 seconds are killed, while the winner gets to take home a cash prize.

It is yet to be known if Lawrence’s adaptation of The Long Walk, produced by Roy Lee under the Vertigo banner, will follow the plot directly. Lawrence is known for making dystopian and horror films like The Hunger Games trilogy, and Constantine to name a few. He is currently reteaming with Lionsgate for The Hunger games: Sunrise on the Reaping, the prequel penned by Suzanne Collins.

Hoffman made his debut with Licorice Pizza and currently has SNL 1975 in the pipeline. Known for Rye Lane and Industry, Jonsson has Alien: Romulus, Bonhoeffer, Benn/Eubank and The Road Trip coming up.

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