Paramount+’s Pet Sematary Prequel Adds Four Actors

By | July 10, 2021

Unearthing the Stephen King References in Pet Sematary

The latest entry in the Pet Sematary franchise is seeing its cast fill out, with The Hollywood Reporter noting that the prequel film, set to stream exclusively on Paramount+, has added some big stars.  

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According to the report, Jack Mulhern (Mare of Easttown), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant) have both joined the film, along with Natalie Alyn Lind (Big Sky) and Isabella Star LaBlanc. Lindsey Beer is attached to direct the film from a script that she wrote based on a draft by Jeff Buhler. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the film. 

After putting out the 2019 remake of the Stephen King best-selling book, Paramount is set to return to the world of Pet Sematary with a prequel film. The exact plot details for the film are currently being kept under wraps, but if it is a true prequel, expect more of the mysterious burial ground that seems to bring things back from the dead to be explored. 

The 2019 Pet Sematary is based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King which follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

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Paramount Pictures‘ 2019 adaptation was 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 (1408Transformers) is producing along with Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider (Insidious)