Alien: Covenant’s Amy Seimetz joins Pet Sematary cast
Deadline is reporting that actress Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant, Stranger Things) has joined the remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary as female lead Rachel Creed. The role was previously played by Denise Crosby in the 1989 adaptation of the book. Seimetz joins a cast that already includes Jason Clarke as Louis Creed and John Lithgow as Jud Crandall.
Paramount Pictures‘ adaptation will be directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) and is written by Jeff Buhler, the showrunner for Syfy’s upcoming horror science fiction series, Nightflyers, based on the George R.R. Martin novella. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1408, Transformers) is producing along with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider (Insidious).
The film is an updated version of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The following is how the 1983 book is described: The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.
Pet Sematary is scheduled to begin shooting this summer and slated for release on April 19, 2019.