THR is reporting that a movie is being made out of Shirley Jackson's wonderfully macabre 1962 horror novella We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and Sebastian Stan has signed on to star. I'm shocked a movie's never been made from this story before honestly, but then I'm shocked Shirley Jackson's entire output hasn't been - she was a pretty cinematic writer. Any fans of this book? At 146 pages it's a breeze of a read, I recommend it.
And now my brain turns to casting the other roles. The story's about a poisonous (literally) family all holed up in a mansion when a distant cousin (the role Stan will play) comes to visit slash get his paws on their fortune. It's been awhile since I've read it but my recollection is that one of the sisters, the one named Merricat, is the meatiest role, but maybe I just liked her the best? Anyway role-wise besides Stan there are two sisters and an uncle total, as I recall.
The film is being written and directed by Stacie Passon, who made the film well-received lesbian film Concussion with Robin Weigart a couple of years ago, which is also making me think the film will lean more female-centric than the THR piece lets on. I guess we'll just need to wait and see who else is cast.