Screen Media Films has released the first A Good Marriage trailer and poster for the upcoming thriller, written by Stephen King. Based on King’s short story of the same name, the film stars Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia as a seemingly happily married couple whose relationship is tested when Allen discovers that her husband may in fact be a notorious serial killer. It looks like a decidedly Stephen King-esque story, which is fitting since he also wrote the screenplay. I was recently reminded of Joan Allen’s brilliance while finishing up the final season of The Killing on Netflix, and combined with the film’s pulpy premise, she provides a nice point of attraction for A Good Marriage.
Hit the jump to check out the Good Marriage trailer and poster. Directed by Peter Askin, the film also stars Kristen Connolly and Stephen Lang. A Good Marriage will be released in theaters and on iTunes on October 3rd.
Here’s the synopsis for A Good Marriage:
When her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson (Joan Allen) looks for batteries in the garage. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.