Justin Long is in line for the lead role in The Ten O’Clock People. The New Girl actor is in talks to star in the project, a modernised adaptation of Stephen King’s 1993 short story, reports Deadline. The Ten O’Clock People follows Brandon Pearson, whose attempts to quit smoking lead him to discover a scary aspect of reality that shows monsters disguised as humans.
Tom Holland wrote the screenplay and will direct the upcoming film, which will start production in September in New York. Long was previously a guest star on Fox’s hit show New Girl, where he played a love interest to Zooey Deschanel’s lead character.