Fan favorites Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the MCU) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker in Star Wars) will be co-starring in The Life of Chuck, based on some Stephen King short stories.

The website BANG Showbiz reported the two would be starring in a movie is based on the short from King’s 2020 anthology If It Bleeds, The Life of Chuck. Three separate tales tell the story of Charles Krantz in reverse, beginning with his death from a brain tumour at 39 and ending with his childhood in a haunted house.

Mike Flanagan (responsible for such horror projects as Midnight Mass, The Haunting of Hill House, and Doctor Sleep (2019), will be directing, writing, and producing The Life of Chuck. Trevor Macy, who has worked with Flanagan before, will also be a producer on this project. Macy produced The Strangers (2008), The Haunting of Hill House, and Doctor Sleep. Their goal is to have The Life of Chuck ready for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Hiddleston will be starring as Chuck Krantz and Hamill will be playing Albie.

Award-winning author Stephen King has published 64 novels and approximately 200 short stories. Over a dozen of his works have been made into movies or TV shows, such as Carrie (1976), Firestarter (1984( and again in (2022), Doctor Sleep, Castle Rock, Kingdom Hospital, and many others.

Between two fan favorites like Hiddleston and Hamill, a director experienced not only with horror in general but Stephen King in particular, and a script based on Stephen King’s wonderfully frightening prose, The Life of Chuck seems likely to be a success.

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Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.