Jay Baruchel has been cast in Tom Holland’s The Ten O’Clock People, based on the short story by Stephen King.
The star of This Is The End and Goon has replaced Justin Long in the film, and will also be an executive producer. THR reports that genre legend Holland, who directed Child’s Play and wrote and directed the original Fright Night, also wrote the script. The story originally appeared in King’s collection Nightmares And Dreamscapes.
The Ten O’Clock People “tells of a smoker (Baruchel) who returns to his old habit with a cessation drug still in his system, triggering a side effect that reveals a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters.”