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As one of the most prolific writers of our time, Stephen King's works have been mined by Hollywood for decades, but for the first time, King chose to write the scripts himself for the new Apple limited series, "Lisey's Story."
STEPHEN KING: Lisey's story's my favorite.
JULIANNE MOORE: I was so attracted to the story because it is a story of a long term relationship and a partnership, and a world that you share, and why you share it, and how it is a secret to the two of you. And because it's Stephen King, of course, this secret world is actually, literally made manifest. It's a place that they go.
- Amanda, are you in there?
JOAN ALLEN: I did find some-- one video, which was from like the 1950s or something, which was in black and white, where they put a camera on three catatonic men and a psychiatrist walked through and tried to engage and talk with them. And it was really helpful to me to see how the men-- how these people behaved when they were in the state. And I actually relied on that a fair amount to just help me, trying to get the physicality and the look in the eyes and things like that.
STEPHEN KING: Lisey is a different thing for me. It's very close to my heart.
JJ ABRAMS: Working on it with him and Pablo [? Loren, ?] the director, really allowed for this thing, I think, to have the right emphasis, the right rhythm, the right tone. And it's not just because Stephen was trying to be beholden to the book. It was that he knew what elements resonated so deeply with him, and what he felt should be translated. And he and Pablo had, I think, an incredible and really successful collaboration.