Lindsey Beer to Direct Paramount Players’ New Pet Sematary Feature

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Lindsey Beer to Direct Paramount Players' New Pet Sematary Feature

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Screenwriter Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, The Magic Order, Bambi) is set to helm the next installment in the Pet Sematary franchise for Paramount Players, according to Deadline. The movie will serve as Beer’s directorial debut and is a follow-up adaptation of the 2019 horror movie starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, and Jeté Laurence, based on the classic Stephen King novel.

Additionally, Beer also wrote the latest script for the project based on a draft penned by Jeff Buhler, who adapted the 2019 film from a screen story by Matt Greenberg. The movie was directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.

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Plot details for the upcoming movie have not yet been revealed, but it was announced back in February that the new Pet Sematary would serve as an origin story to King’s novel with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing.

Beer’s Pet Sematary will be released exclusively on the Paramount+ streamer.

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King’s original story follows Dr. Louis Creed and his family who are struck by tragedy after moving to Ludlow, Maine, where Louis discovers an ancient burial ground in the nearby woods that has the power to raise the dead, but sometimes, dead is better.