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Stephen King's 'Bag of Bones' is coming to TV [video]

October 13, 2011 | 11:39 am

Stephen King's "Bag of Bones" is coming to the screen -- the television screen, that is. The adaptation of King's novel will air on A&E for two nights in December.

Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Noonan, a novelist suffering writer's block after the death of his wife. He retreats to a lake house, where things get creepy. In the video above, Annabeth Gish, getting made up as a rotting corpse, explains she's spent two hours in the chair.

"Bag of Bones" was published in 1998; 13 years seems like an awfully long time to wait for a screen adaptation. But at least it's happening -- earlier this year, the much-anticipated adaptation of King's "The Dark Tower" series was killed by a new studio administration. The A-list project, adapted by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, would have starred Javier Bardem and been directed by Ron Howard.

Want to see a little more of "Bag of Bones"? Deadline Hollywood has a spooky new trailer.

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-- Carolyn Kellogg

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