The population of Stephen King’s fictional Jerusalem’s Lot is ballooning.
The New Line feature film adaptation of the horror master’s 1975 Salem’s Lot–in the hands of writer/director Gary Dauberman–this week added Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark to star opposite the previously announced Lewis Pullman, according to a report on Deadline.
In the film, Leigh will play Susan Norton, Camp is Matthew Burke and Clark will portray Mike Ryerson. Pullman, as reported here in Horror News Network, will star as Ben Mears.
The storyline of the bestselling King classic follows Mears as he returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book. What he finds is the town under attack by a growing horde of vampires.
Salem’s Lot–with horror legend James Wan on board as producer–is expected to start shooting in Boston in the coming weeks.
The new cast additions have solid backgrounds. Leigh appeared in The Assistant, the NBC miniseries The Slap and the Fox series Gotham. Camp earned a SAG nomination for his turn as Mr. Shaibel in the popular Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit. And Clark appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass and Unbreakable.
King’s novel was first adapted to the small screen in 1979 as a two-part TV series starring David Soul (as the writer Mears) and James Mason. The film–directed by Tobe Hooper of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame–was well received by fans and critics, earning Edgar Award and Emmy Award nominations.
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