(Photograph credit: “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” cover)
Scottish auteur Lynne Ramsay has made four feature films in total and she’s got rave reviews for all of them, including a Cannes win for her most recent “You Were Never Really Here”. Her “We Need to Talk About Kevin” gains more popularity year after year as well.
Her previous two feature films are beloved by cinephiles. Despite being an all-around acclaimed filmmaker, Ramsay hasn’t been prolific in movies that much but she’s back now. To handle a Stephen King adaptation! More interestingly, it’s produced by George Romero’s former wife.
Filmiere.com shares the official synopsis of the acclaimed novel with you: “On a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail, nine-year-old Trisha McFarland quickly tires of the constant bickering between her older brother, Pete, and she recently divorced mother.
But when she wanders off by herself and then tries to catch up by attempting a shortcut, she becomes lost in a wilderness maze full of peril and terror. As night falls, Trisha has only her ingenuity as a defense against the elements, and only her courage and faith to withstand her mounting fears.
For solace, she tunes her Walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox baseball games and follows the gritty performances of her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon.
And when her radio’s reception begins to fade, Trisha imagines that Tom Gordon is with her – protecting her from an all-too-real enemy who has left a trail of slaughtered animals and mangled trees in the dense, dark woods…” If you haven’t read the book, you can imagine that it sounds King enough and probably Ramsay will do wonders with the material.