Jason Clarke in Talks to Star in 'Pet Sematary' Remake

Esequiel Farfan
Abril 17, 2018

Jason Clarke is officially in talks to star in the Pet Sematary remake.

The film comes three decades after the original adaptation of the Stephen King classic. The role was originally played by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 Pet Sematary movie.

Already in place to direct are Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer.

Jeff Buhler wrote the most recent draft of the adaptation, and the producers will be Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian and Steven Schneider.

Jason Clarke in Talks to Star in 'Pet Sematary' Remake
Jason Clarke in Talks to Star in 'Pet Sematary' Remake

The film is on the calendar for release in April 2019.

The original "Pet Sematary", directed by Mary Lambert from a script by King, followed the unraveling of a family after moving into a new home in ME next to a pet cemetery where buried creatures came back from the dead.

For those unfamiliar with Pet Sematary, the story follows the Creed family as they move to a small town in the Northeast which borders a cemetery enabling the buried to return. Clarke can now be seen as Ted Kennedy in Chappaquiddick, a role that has earned him some praise. He has several movies in the can, among them Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling, Aftermath with Keira Knightley and Serenity with Matthew McConaughey.

Clarke is repped by WME, Robert Stein Management, and attorney Carlos Goodman.

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