Ensemble Cast For New Line’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Continues To Grow

by Thomas Tuna

The doctor is making a house call in Jerusalem’s Lot.

Alfre Woodard–an Oscar nominee for her role in Cross Creek–is the latest to join the cast of the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 bestseller Salem’s Lot, as reported by Deadline.

Woodard will portray Dr. Cody in the film–a part that was originally written by King as a man, Dr. Jimmy Cody. Woodard joins the previously announced Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark in the cast.

Woodard comes to this film with an impressive list of acting credentials. In addition to Cross Creek, she has appeared in such features as 12 Years a SlaveCaptain AmericaCivil War, the live-action version of The Lion King and the Netflix film Juanita. Her TV credits include Luke Cage and the Apple TV+ series See.

Salem’s Lot–led by writer/director Gary Dauberman–is produced by James Wan of SawInsidious and The Conjuring fame. The New Line feature is expected to start shooting in Boston sometime this month.

The storyline of the film, if it closely parallels the novel, follows author Ben Mears (Pullman) as he returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book. But he finds much, much more–the town has come under horrific attack by a growing band of vampires.

King’s novel was first adapted back in 1979 as a two-part TV event starring David Soul and James Mason. This adaptation–directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)–was a hit with critics and fans, earning Emmy Award and Edgar Award nominations.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this version of Salem’s Lot.


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