Apple TV+ finally filled the last major role for Lisey’s Story, its upcoming show written by horror legend Stephen King. Dane DeHaan reportedly landed a leading role opposite Julianne Moore in the limited series. King wrote the psychological horror novel upon which the series is based — and is writing the script for the Apple TV+ show as well.
King calls his 2006 novel, Lisey’s Story, one of his favorite works. In the TV adaptation, DeHaan will play Jim Dooley, a maniacal fan of a super-popular dead writer played by Clive Owen. Two years after the death of Owen’s character, his wife, played by Moore, cleans out his writing area. That sparks a series of events that causes her to remember parts of her husband’s life that she previously repressed.
Lisey’s Story will be comprised of eight episodes. J.J. Abrams’ studio, Bad Robot, is set to produce alongside Ben Stephenson. Pablo Larraín has been tapped to direct the series. Although not a household name in the United States, Larraín is considered one of the greatest directors ever from Chile.
Dane DeHaan in Lisey’s Story
DeHaan is perhaps most recognized for his role as Harvey Oswald/The Green Goblin in 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He also starred in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and the upcoming Amazon series, ZeroZeroZero.
Joan Allen, Jonathan Rayson and Ryan Jordan McCarthy will play large supporting roles in the series. No word yet on when production starts. Lisey’s Story likely won’t debut on Apple TV+ until late 2020 or 2021.