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Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation Casts John Lithgow as Jud Crandall

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Stephen King’s 'Pet Sematary’ Re-Adaptation Casts John Lithgow as Jud Crandall

EW reports today that John Lithgow (Interstellar) will play the kindly but lonely country neighbor Jud Crandall in the new film re-adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, which is expected to begin shooting this coming May in Toronto, Canada.

We also recently learned that Jason Clarke (Winchester) is in discussions to play the film’s lead role of Louis Creed.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, along with Alexandra Loewy executive producing. Jeff Buhler and David Kajganich penned the script based on the horror novel by King.

In the original film:

After moving into their new home the Creed family’s cat is killed after wondering onto the highway. Jud an elderly neighbor shows Louis, the father, to an isolated hill behind the local Pet Cemetery and instructs him to bury the deceased feline there. Not long after the cat reappears at the Creed home, only he is not the same. The docile cat is now vicious and destructive. When their youngest son meets with a fatal accident, the distraught Louis buries him in the same location hoping to revive him. Unfortunately he unleashes far more than he had bargained for.

What do you think of John Lithgow as the new Jud Crandall? You can let us know your thoughts down in the comments section. Stay tuned to dark Universe more breaking news as it happens.

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is set to resurrect all things dead on April 192019.

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