Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock!
The Wrap reports that Spacek will play a character named Ruth Deaver in the upcoming Hulu series, which will be co-produced by J.J. Abrams. The character’s role in the show is described as, “the estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland). Henry is the series lead — a retired professor with fading memories and a complicated history about the town.”
Spacek was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Carrie, and many King fans will undoubtedly be excited that she will be returning to the same universe which arguably conjured up the most memorable role of her career.
In addition to this casting news comes the announcement that Jane Levy (the Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breate) will also be making an appearance in Castle Rock. According to The Wrap, Levy will play Jackie, “a death-obsessed, self-appointed Castle Rock historian.”
With the series moving closer and closer to production, we should begin to hear more and more casting news in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details on this exciting project as they break!