Deadline is reporting that Stephen King has optioned “Joyland”, his latest, to “The Help” director Tate Taylor.
Like “The Help,” “Joyland” is a period piece, as are a number of King books. It will be published next month.
The plot — from deadline – “Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of a college student who moonlights as a carnival worker. There, he confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will forever change his life.”