“The Ten O’Clock People” has added a hottie to their ranks. Rachel Nichols, Scarlett from “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra”, is currently in negotiations to play the female lead in the big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King short story of the same name.
The film, to be directed by Stephen King fave Tom Holland, will star Justin Long as “a man who, when attempting to kick his smoking habit, has his eyes opened to a frightening reality in which many people in authority are monsters. He joins a group of others like him called the Ten O’Clock People.”
Nichols will play one of the Ten O’Clock People, though there are no specific details about her character. I’m guessing that since she’s the second person cast in the movie after Long, who is playing the lead, that Nichols will be playing the female lead. That’s usually how these things work.
“The Ten O’Clock People” was an original short story that started life as part of King’s “Nightmares and Dreamscapes” horror anthology. Holland has previously directed the King stories “Thinner” and “The Langoliers”, and although I can’t speak for “Thinner”, “The Langoliers” was a pretty faithful mini-series adaptation of the King book.
Besides “Rise of Cobra”, Nichols was previously in the “Conan” reboot, and she can currently be seen in the Canadian sci-fi show “Continuum”, which, for you longtime ’90s sci-fi fans out there, is essentially “Time Trax” for a modern audience. Take a look at a trailer for it below.
Via : THR