The grown-ups seem to be in place in Jerusalem’s Lot–and here come the children.
Three child actors this weekend joined the cast of the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot, according to The Hollywood Reporter, filling key roles in the classic vampire tale.
Jordan Preston Carter (DMZ), Nicholas Crovetti (Big Little Lies) and Cade Woodward (A Quiet Place) have signed on alongside Lewis Pullman as Ben Mears, Pilou Asbaek as Richard Straker, John Benjamin Hickey as Fr. Donald Callahan, Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Bill Camp as Matt Burke, Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson, Alfre Woodward as Dr. Cody and William Sadler in an undisclosed role.
Carter will play Mark Petrie, a 12-year-old boy who helps the adults fight back against the vampiric threat. Crovetti portrays Danny Glick, who is transformed into the town’s first vampire, and Woodward plays Ralph Glick, Danny’s brother who mysteriously disappears.
Salem’s Lot–now shooting in Boston for a theatrical release on Sept. 9, 2022–is written and directed by Gary Dauberman. The story follows author Ben Mears as he returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his new book. But what he finds is his hometown “being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.”
King’s 1975 bestselling novel also was adapted into a 1979 TV mini-series, with Tobe Hooper as director and David Soul in the lead role of Mears. That two-part presentation earned Emmy Award and Edgar Award nominations.
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