A Spark of Light: Joey King cast in upcoming adaptation


You know her from dozens of movies and televisions shows, and now Joey King adds a different type of credit to her name.

Joey King’s star continues to rise!

Fresh off an Emmy nomination for her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in The Act, King has now been cast in A Spark of Light, another limited series based on Jodi Piccoult’s novel of the same name. The show is being made through Sony Pictures TV and being produced by Doug Robinson.

If you’re not familiar with Piccoult books, many deal with catastrophic events and the aftermath of these catastrophic events. Novels like My Sister’s Keeper and The Pact still stay with me after reading them years ago. In A Spark of Light, the setting is a women’s clinic where a gunman shoots up the place and takes everyone inside hostage.

King will play Wren, a 17-year-old who happens to be inside the clinic and is also the daughter of the police hostage negotiator, Hugh McElroy. There is no word yet on any other castings.

The 20-year-old will also wear the hat of executive producer, along with Robinson, Allison Greenspan, Piccoult, Jamie King, and Dan Spilo.

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King has been acting since she was a little girl. Her first starring role was as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus. She then appeared in films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Conjuring, and White House Down. She’s also well-known for her role as Shelly “Elle” Evans in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth. A sequel will be coming out next year.

With quite a few projects in the pipeline, it looks like Joey King won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

Source: Deadline