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Actors Finally Disappearing into King's "Mist"

Stephen King's short story/novel "The Mist" has been in development as a film for a long while now--since even before, it sometimes seems, the story was ever published back in the early 1980s. One of King's best efforts (in my humble opinion), it's a tale of simple, precise horror: a small Maine town becomes isolated by a thick mist which also contains various gooey creatures that are out to eat the populace. Most of the story concentrates on a small band of folks who hole up in a grocery store--imagine a cross between H.P. Lovecraft and Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" and you're there.

But this week, at long last, filming is set to begin in Louisiana, with Frank Darabont at the helm. The Dimension Films production will star Marcia Gay Harden and Toby Jones, according to a Reuters report. Though the two actors are not listed on IMDB as of yet, Reuters states Harden will play an acrimonious member of the group trapped in the supermarket, while Jones will play the milquetoast manager of said supermarket.

"The Mist" is scheduled for release on November 21, 2007.

Source: Reuters.

Posted by on February 22, 2007 2:58 PM
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