Netflix has announced that it’s making a feature film based on Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 “mid-western gothic” thriller novel The Devil All The Time. The Devil All The Time will be directed by Antonio Campos, written by Campos & his brother Paulo, and stars Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen, and Gabriel Ebert, with Jake Gyllenhaal listed among the producers.
Filming is scheduled to begin next month on location in Alabama.
In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country – a storm of faith, violence and redemption brews. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets our protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son, on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. The Devil All the Time is a finely woven “mid-western” gothic tale involving a nefarious cast of characters: a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story that is told across two decades.