Last summer, we reported the news producers Jon Berg (Aquaman, Wonder Woman) and Roy Lee (It, It Chapter Two) were developing a feature film based on Stephen King’s novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. At the time, producers were looking for a screenwriter and director.

It’s been almost a year and a half since, and the project now finally has a director. And not just any director! According to BloodyDisgusting, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon will be directed by the filmmaker Lynne Ramsay. Ramsay so far made only three feature films, but at least two of them drew critical acclaim. In 2011, she directed an adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s novel We Need to Talk about Kevin. In it, a married couple Eva (Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer) and Franklin (John C. Reilly – Magnolia) grapple with the fact their teenage son (Ezra Miller – Justice League) committed a mass school shooting. Then, in 2017, she directed the psychological thriller film You Were Never Really Here. Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, it tells a story about a traumatized veteran (played by Joaquin Phoenix – Joker) hired by a politician to save his underage daughter from a human trafficking ring.