Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Institute’ to feature Ben Barnes and Mary-Louise Parker in lead roles

On June 14th, it was reported that Ben Barnes, known for his work in “The Punisher,” and Mary-Louise Parker, known for her role in “Weeds,” will be starring in the eight-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s book, “The Institute.”

A synopsis of the thriller reveals that 12-year-old prodigy Luke Ellis is abducted and wakes up in The Institute, a facility where he finds himself surrounded by children who were brought there in a similar manner and exhibit exceptional abilities.

“Tim Jamieson, a former police officer haunted by his past, seeks a fresh start in a nearby town. However, his newfound peace and quiet is short-lived as his story intersects with Luke’s.”

Executive producer-director Jack Bender, known for his work on popular shows such as Lost and Mr. Mercedes, teamed up with executive producer-writer Benjamin Cavell, who has previously worked on Justified and The Stand, to create the MGM+ show.

Michael Wright, the head of MGM+, expressed his excitement in a statement on Thursday about working with Stephen King once again. He stated, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work again with Stephen King. And The Institute, based on his critically acclaimed novel, is an exciting addition to the MGM+ original series slate.”

Jack and Ben are the creative team who can bring the book to life, as they possess a creative vision and immense love for Mr. King’s voice. They will deliver an engaging, cinematic, and thrilling experience to the viewers of MGM+. This thought-provoking and gut-wrenching story will be handled perfectly by them, and I trust them completely with the task.

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