Stephen King’s Lot of Salem adds three more to its cast
Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark join the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s vampire thriller Salem’s Lot.
Three new actors have just been added to the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s small town vampire thriller, Lot of Salem.
According to Deadline, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp and Spencer Treat Clark have joined the cast of the film. Leigh will play the young graduate Susan Norton who dreams of leaving the city to follow her ambitions, while Camp will play the high school teacher Matt Burke with whom Susan develops a romantic relationship. Meanwhile, Clark will play Mike Ryerson, one of the residents of the Jerusalem Lot.
Leigh, Camp and Clark will star alongside Lewis Pullman who will play the film’s protagonist, Ben Mears. Viewers can recognize Leigh from Gotham on Fox, while Camp can be seen on Netflix The Queen’s Gambit. Notable Clark Performances Include M. Night Shyamalan A glass and Unbreakable in addition to Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
New Line Cinema announced in 2019 that the new Lot of Salem film will be adapted for the screen by Gary Dauberman, screenwriter of the two This and it chapter two, who will assume the functions of director in addition to writing the screenplay.
Based on the 1975 novel by Stephen King, Lot of Salem follows writer Ben Mears who returns to his small hometown of Lot in Jerusalem after 25 years in an attempt to help him finish writing his new book. After mingling with the lives of strange and familiar faces, Ben seeks inspiration for his new novel by returning to Marsten’s abandoned house, which haunted him as a child after witnessing a hanging ghost. Then, when an immigrant named Kurt Barlow opens an antique furniture store in town with his business partner Richard Staker, strange vampiric events begin to occur.
New line coming soon Lot of Salem The film is not the only adaptation of the novel, however. The book was originally adapted by Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper as a two-part television series in 1979. The television adaptation received nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards, with a cut two hours later in theaters. Another TV adaptation starring Rob Lowe also aired on TNT in 2004. Lot of Salem has since become one of King’s most recognizable works.
Lot of Salem Currently does not have a confirmed release date at the time of writing.
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