Long eyes lead role in Stephen King adaptation.

Justin Long (‘For a Good Time, Call…,’ ’10 Years’) has entered into negotiations to take the lead role in ‘The Ten O’clock People,’ according to Deadline.

A “modernized” adaptation of the short story by Stephen King, the screenplay follows Brandon Pearson (Long), a Boston man who “in trying to kick his smoking habit uncovers a frightening aspect of reality that he plans to extinguish through extreme measures.”

Tom Holland (‘Child’s Play,’ ‘Fright Night’) is attached to write and direct with shooting slated to kick off in September in New York.