Since the unfortunate exit of Justin Long in the Stephen King adaptation, The Ten O’Clock People, the studio has been looking for someone to play the lead role. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jay Baruchel has signed on to the project.
The Ten O’Clock People will be directed by Tom Holland. It is based on Stephen King’s short story publised in 1993 as part of his “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” collection, The Ten O’Clock People follows Brandon Pearson, who in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.
Baruchel recently starred in the apocalyptic comedy This is the End, and is the writer on the upcoming project Randoms Acts of Violence, which is based on the comic book of the same name.
The film is being shopped at the EFM in Berlin. Hopefully with Baruchel on board, this long-mooted project will now gain some traction.