Firestarter: Gloria Reuben Hops Aboard Cast Of King Adaptation

Firestarter is in production now from Blumhouse, and today Gloria Reuben joined the cast in a mystery role. The other day, they revealed a first look still of Ryan Kiera Armstrong, who will be playing Charlie in the film. The Stephen King adaptation is being directed by Keith Tomas (The Vigil). The script is being written by Scott Teems (Halloween Kills, Rectify), who will also executive produce. Jason Blum and Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who was an associate producer on the 1984 version of Firestarter that starred a really young Drew Barrymore as Charlie, will executive produce. Zac Efron and Michael Greyeyes will star in the film. Check out the first look at Charlie down below. The news of Reuben joining the cast was broken by Deadline.

Firestarter: First Image From Blumhouse King Adaptation Revealed
Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie in Firestarter. Credit: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures

Firestarter Could Be Really Special

This is one of my favorite King novels and has been screaming for an update for so long. King adaptations are everywhere these days, both on television and the big screen, and numerous ones are in various stages of development right now. This one, though, Firestarter, has the potential to be pretty special. That 1984 film is terrible, and King himself has gone on record not being a fan of it. Now he gets a chance with Blumhouse to right that wrong. The story of "A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.", Firestarter is one of his earliest novels as well, which are getting renewed attention over his latest works.

The cast for this film just keeps getting better and better. Reuben is an extremely talented actress, and this is rapidly becoming my most anticipated horror film for the coming year.

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