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Bill Skarsgard and Eliza Scanlen join the star-studded cast of 'The Devil All The Time'

GregHarmon GregHarmon Managing Editor Antonio Campos' gothic thriller is headed to Netflix!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Hollywood’s upcoming adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel, "The Devil All The Time" sounds pretty damn amazing.

In part, because Pollock's novel is described as a “literary tsunami of pure evil” that's grotesque, violent, haunting, perverse and harrowing, coupled with the fact this film stars Robert Pattinson, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Holland and now It star Bill Skarsgard and Sharp Objects breakout actress Eliza Scanlen.

Variety first broke the news announcing Netflix has acquired distribution rights and production is slated to begin next month. Skarsgard is the latest high-profile name to join the ensemble having recently wrapped production on Warner Bros. IT: Chapter 2 while Scanlen, who landed a supporting role in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Little Women adaptation, will look to follow up on her unnerving performance as Amma 'gonna take your teeth out' Crellin in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

Donald Ray Pollock's The Devil All the Time, spans two decades telling an “unnuanced tale” featuring a cast of compelling and bizarre characters set in the backwoods of rural Ohio. From what we know, Chris Evans has been cast as the town's corrupt sheriff, Tom Holland will play Arvin Russell, the orphaned and often bullied son of tormented WWII vet father Willard and his dying mother Charlotte. It’s unknown which characters Pattinson, Wasikowska, Skarsgard, and Scanlen are in line to play, but it’s a good bet one or two will land on the eccentric husband-wife serial killing team or perhaps the town's spider-handling preacher.

Writer, director, and producer Antonio Campos (Christine, The Sinner) will direct from a script co-written by his brother Paulo, under Jake Gyllenhaal's Nine Stories Production.

Barring any last minute scheduling hiccups, it's safe to say we can look forward to a late 2019 or early 2020 release!

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