Dylan McDermott Joins 'Mercy' Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Gramma'
After dealing with terror on "American Horror Story," it sounds like Dylan McDermott (or is it Dermot Mulroney) is getting into the horror business on the big screen. Making the rounds for his return to the FX horror series after starring in the first season, the actor revealed that he's going to star in Mercy, the adaptation of King's short story Gramma (from the Skeleton Crew collection). The story follows two young boys who go with their single mother (Frances O'Connor) to take care of their elderly, senile grandmother named Mercy, only to discover she's a witch who made a pact with a dark force many years before. Read on!
In addition, Shock Til You Drop reports Super 8 star Joel Courtney also has a role in the film that will be directed by Peter Cornwell, who was at the helm of the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut). Matt Greenberg (who adapted Stephen King's 1408 into the film starring John Cusack) wrote the script, and Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions banner (who produced Paranormal Activity 4 and Sinister as recent horror fare) is also behind the film. This could either be really good, or really silly, and when it comes to horror, we're always hoping for the former, unless it's goofy on purpose.