Pablo Larraín Stayed in Stephen King’s House to Prepare for ‘Lisey’s Story’

Pablo Larraín Stayed in Stephen King’s House to Prepare for ‘Lisey’s Story’
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín comes from the world of cinema, as he says. So doing an eight-hour episodic television show was a challenge he had to prepare for, and the finished result is the Stephen King adaptation of “Lisey’s Story.” Julianne Moore plays the title character, a widow who believes she’s being stalked by a man who worshipped her author husband, played by Clive Owen.

“Stephen King is someone who’s been able to understand our humanity in a very universal ways,” said Larraín in a new behind-the-scenes featurette released by Apple. Because King is such a cultural force, Larraín traveled to Maine, where King lives, and stayed in the author’s house. There, the director would go over the scripts and try to understand what King was really looking for that maybe wasn’t confined to the page.

“I, personally, struggled at the beginning,” said Larraín. “I wanted
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