But now, mainstream television audiences will get another chance to recognize him in TNTs television adaptation of The End of the Whole Mess, one episode in a four-part mini-series called Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.
In Thomas words, I dont get to play a lot of colorful characters, really, so to get back to something like that is really fun.
Thomas agrees that, as an adult, he hasnt played a character anywhere near as excitable as Eliot in E.T. but he thinks his turn as Kings Bobby Fornoy character is particularly pure.
Thomas says its partly because he and co-star Ron Livingston, who plays his brother, read only the shooting script and not Kings original short story because they didnt want to overthink their roles.
Thomas adds that trying to second-guess Kings writing by over-researching it would have ruined what we brought to the characters on screen.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes begins July 12 and Thomas episode airs July 19.
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