Julianne Moore to Headline “Lisey’s Story”

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Julianne Moore has been tapped to star as the lead in the Stephen King — JJ Abrams limited series. Moore will also executive produce the drama at Apple.

Lisey’s Story is based on King’s 2006 book of the same name. Adapted for the small screen by King himself, the psychological-horror thriller was given an eight-episode straight-to-series order by Apple. Abrams and his Warner Bros. TV-based Bad Robot Productions will produce.

The series follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The series explores a series of events that cause her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project marks the third series for Abrams’ Bad Robot at Apple, following Little Voice and My Glory Was I Had Such Friends. 

Moore’s TV credits include the HBO movie Game Change and As the World Turns.