Jason Clarke in Talks to Star in ‘Pet Sematary’ Remake

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We’ve known that the remake of “Pet Sematary” has been slowly building momentum since “It” dominated the box office, but now it looks like the project is starting to solidify as a big name star is circling the production.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jason Clarke is in talks to star in the “Pet Sematary” remake from co-directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (“Starry Eyes”).  Clarke is reportedly in talks to play the lead role of Louis Creed, the role that was originally played by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 film.  So far this is the first major casting news for the project, but it’s the kind of casting choice that would inspire other people.  Clarke has been in a lot of high profile films like “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Mudbound”, and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” so he’s got the name brand recognition to help elevate the film a bit.

In “Pet Sematary” a doctor and his family move into a new home that is located dangerously close to a cursed pet cemetery that has the power to bring the dead back to life.  However, the doctor soon learns that sometimes dead is better.

Stay tuned for more information.


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