Stephen King's 1984 short story 'Gramma' gets big-screen treatment
Any Stephen King fans out there? We don't talk books here very often at Stuck in the '80s, so hang with us on this one: King's 1984 short story Gramma, from his 1985 collection of stories titled Skeleton Key, is about to be made into a movie called Mercy, not to be confused with a half dozen other movies named Mercy in the last 20 years and certainly not to be mistaken for Misery, the 1990 movie also based on King's work.
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The Hollywood Reporter says Universal Pictures and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions are behind the project, which will star British actress Frances O’Connor and be directed by Peter Cornwell.
Now that we have the industry stuff out of the way, here's the storyline: The plot follows a mother, played by O’Connor, with two young sons who come to discover their ailing grandmother, Mercy, is a witch. Hardcore '80s fans will also remember that Gramma was an episode of TV's The Twilight Zone back in 1986.