Stephen King And The Coug Prepare To Horrify Theatergoers With Haunted Pink Houses

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Idolator’s favorite Entertainment Weekly-enabled amateur rock critic, Stephen King, has joined forces with heartland GOP-hater John Mellencamp to bring a musical to Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Since King’s first choice, Clay Aiken, is currently too busy to take the blood-drenched lead in a revival of Carrie, the author has opted for an original tale, “a sultry Southern gothic mystery with a blues-tinged, guitar-driven score.” In the interest of synergy, Maura wondered why Chevy pitchman Mellencamp didn’t push for a stage version of King’s Christine. I suggested a Vegas-style revamp of Maximum Overdrive, but while Emilio Estevez is most likely available, the question is: Can he sing? [AP via Yahoo!]