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Universal and Jason Blum to make fantasy horror film Mercy

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MUMBAI: Universal Pictures and Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions have joined hands for the making of the fantasy-horror tale Mercy, which has been adapted from Stephen King‘s short story Gramma.

The tale, which King first published in 1984 in Wierdbook magazine and which was then published in his 1985 short story collection Skeleton Key, concerns a mother, played by O‘Connor, with two young sons who come to discover their ailing grandmother, Mercy, is a witch.

The film, that will star Frances O‘Connor, of British origin will be directed by Peter Cornwell from a script by Matt Greenberg. O‘Connor, had earlier appeared in A.I. Artificial Intelligence and in The Hunter recently.

Cornwell had earlier directed 2009‘s The Haunting in Connecticut.

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