The Creed family for the new Pet Sematary movie continues to come together, as Amy Seimetz is now in discussions to co-star in the horror film.

Variety reports the news of Seimetz being "in talks" to co-star in the new Pet Sematary movie. If she joins the cast, Seimetz would play Rachel Creed, the loving mother of young children Ellie and Gage and the wife of Dr. Louis Creed, who is set to be played by Jason Clarke (Winchester, Terminator Genisys).

No stranger to the horror genre, Seimetz (who also writes and directs) plays Becky Ives on Stranger Things, Faris in Alien: Covenant, and Caroline in The Sacrament, to name just a few roles in recent years.

Not long ago, John Lithgow joined the cast of the new Pet Sematary film to play the role of Jud Crandall, the elderly next-door neighbor of the Creeds who introduces Louis to the nearby ancient burial ground where pets are laid to rest... only to come back from their freshly dug graves. Although his intentions are good, Jud soon realizes that showing Louis the secluded and supernatural area was a mistake after tragedy strikes the Creed family.

Based on Stephen King's unsettling 1983 novel of the same name, Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) will direct the new Pet Sematary film from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (Nightflyers, new The Grudge movie) and David Kajganich (writer of the upcoming Suspiria remake and 2007's The Invasion). Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Steven Schneider are on board to produce the project, which is expected to begin filming this summer. Expected to begin filming this summer, the new Pet Sematary movie is slated for an April 5th, 2019 theatrical release from Paramount Pictures.

This isn't the first time King's Pet Sematary—considered by many to be one of his most disturbing works (it certainly has my vote)—has been adapted for the screen. Mary Lambert's Pet Sematary film in the late ’80s featured a screenplay written by King and was followed in 1992 by a sequel starring Edward Furlong that was once again directed by Lambert. In the 1989 movie, the character of Rachel was played by Denise Crosby. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the latest adaptation of King's classic, and for those unfamiliar with the Pet Sematary novel, we have a look at the official synopsis (via Amazon) and cover art:

"When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son—and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.

The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better."

Source: Variety
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