Clark Collis Entertainment Weekly article proclaims, "'We went in fearlessly': Stephen King on adapting 'A Good Marriage' for film."
Based on a short novel in King's collection, Full Dark, No Stars; A Good Marriage is one of my favorites. Probably because it discusses something truly horrifying! What if you discovered someone you love is actually a serial killer?
A Good Marriage stars Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, Stephen Lang, and House of Cards actress Kristen Connolly. Most important, the screenplay was written by none other than Stephen King.
King explained why he wanted to writ the script: “I’ve seen enough movies adapted from my work to know that the things that work the best are the things that aren’t too long and aren’t too short."
Revealing he was never on set (so don't expect a cameo), King promised not to take the story in the "wrong direction." King said the script was about the length of Shawshank Redemption. Actually, the novel moved pretty quickly until the end, when the detective tried to figure out what really happened.
This is from my book, "Stephen King, A Face Among The Masters":
Another tough woman appears in the short story, A Good Marriage, in which Darcy Anderson lays a clever trap of her own to knock off her serial killer husband. How does she kill a man who has made a habit of killing women? And how does she accomplish it without getting caught herself? It is interesting to watch the change in Darcy. She goes from being a “normal” 1950s-ish housewife, to a woman ready to send her beloved husband to the pit.Even better, King notes that he likes it because the story is from a woman's point of view.