Brie Larson is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Iain Reid’s debut novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things. She is set to play the lead role of an unnamed girlfriend, who is left stranded in an unknown place after taking a wrong turn on the way to meet her boyfriend’s parents. If she ever hopes to escape her enclosure, she must first battle with her inner demons in a struggle to maintain her sanity.
There’s no doubt Larson can carry any feature solely on her shoulders, blockbuster or independent. She has already demonstrated that she can play a character in isolation in A24’s Room and has recently been appearing on screens across the world as the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel.
However, readers of Reid’s psychological thriller have cast doubt on how it will translate to the big screen. But who better to tackle the cerebral hurdles than director Charlie Kaufman? Kaufman is no stranger in exploring the dark depths of the mind, having written the screenplays for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Being John Malkovich (1999) before writing and directing the academy award nominated, surreal stop-motion drama Anomalisa (2015). Though it has been a decade since his live-action directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, which starred the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman in an allegorical look at accepting death. Kaufman reportedly directed a TV series in 2014 called How & Why, but FX passed on the pilot. Luckily, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is being produced by Netlfix, who are in no way picky about their content.
Fans of the novel can put their fears to the side, as author Reid still has a hand in the project as a co-producer. I’m Thinking of Ending Things doesn’t have a release date yet, as it’s still in its pre-production phase. Are you looking forward to Kaufman’s adaptation? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook.