The cast for the highly anticipated remake of Stephen King’s classic Firestarter is growing by leaps and bounds.
Earlier this week, Horror News Network reported that Ryan Kiera Armstrong (American Horror Story) had landed the plum role of Charlie in the film, and now, Emmy-nominated actress Gloria Reuben has come aboard, as reported by Deadline. Reuben’s part is not known at this time, but it is believed to be a leading role.
Reuben earned two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her supporting role as Jeanie Boulet on the popular series E.R. She also has appeared on the big screen in such films as Lincoln and Admission.
Reuben joins Armstrong, Zac Efron (playing Charlie’s father Andy McGee) and Michael Greyeyes (portraying a deadly assassin called John Rainbird) in the remake from Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures.
Firestarter–directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil) from a screenplay by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills)–tells the story of a young girl with the incredible power of setting things ablaze and how she is hunted by a secret government agency called The Shop that wants to harness that power and use it as a weapon.
The original 1984 Firestarter–adapted from King’s 1980 novel–starred Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Martin Sheen and George C. Scott. The film did not go over well with movie critics, and pulled in just $19 million on a $12-million budget.
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