Blumhouse’s upcoming reboot of the Stephen King classic, Firestarter, has added Helstrom’s and Fear the Walking Dead’s Sydney Lemmon to the cast. Based on King’s 1980 novel about a young lady with pyrokinetic abilities, the book was originally adapted as a film in 1984 starring a youthful Drew Barrymore. Blumhouse Productions announced their latest reboot of the property in late 2019, and the new Firestarter script has been given King’s official seal of approval.
All the more as of late, Deadline is reporting that Lemmon will play the mother of Charlie, the young lady around whom the story is engaged, and whose frightening abilities were inherited from her parents who participated in experimental medication trials during their school years. In the original 1984 adaptation, the job was portrayed by Melrose Place actress, Heather Locklear. Lemmon will join recently announced cast individuals Zac Efron, as Charlie’s father Andy, and Charlie herself is set to be played by American Horror Story’s Ryan Kiera Armstrong.
The past couple of years have seen a major resurgence in new adaptations of King’s classic works, and Firestarter is only the latest in a long line of movies, TV adaptations, and reboots which has included It, Pet Sematary, and The Stand, just to name a couple. Firestarter also isn’t the lone King story as of now underway, as Blumhouse is also spearheading a reboot of Christine with Hannibal’s creator, Bryan Fuller, set to compose and coordinate. As of now, there is at present no release date set for Lemmon and Efron’s Stephen King outing, however there are certainly a lot of different decisions to entertain fans of the undisputed master of repulsiveness up to that point.