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Thread: HBO Orders ‘The Outsider’ Based On Stephen King Novel with Ben Mendelsohn

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    The Muslim guy MrFilmkritik's Avatar
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    HBO Orders ‘The Outsider’ Based On Stephen King Novel with Ben Mendelsohn

    HBO has given a series order to supernatural drama The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project, which marks Mendelsohn’s return to TV following his Emmy-winning turn on Bloodline, hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC. Ozark star/director/executive producer Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes of The Outsider and may guest star.

    In The Outsider, written by Price, a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.
    Has anyone read the book? Sounds interesting.

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    Here for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFilmkritik View Post
    Has anyone read the book? Sounds interesting.
    Yep, it seems intriguing.

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    Another series from King's Universe...
    Always in.
    Although I hated "Mr Mercedes" 2nd season
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    Can HBO get this fast-tracked and on air ASAP?

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    This book is really good and goes in a direction I didn't see coming. I wonder who Ben is playing!

    Sucks about Bateman though

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