‘Firestarter’ Reboot Adds Yet Another Member To The Cast

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.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on this Firestarter reboot.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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