Amy Seimetz (“Alien: Covenant”) has scored the female lead opposite Jason Clarke and John Lithgow in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Pet Sematary” for Paramount Pictures.
The story follows a doctor (Clarke) who moves his family out of the big city to the country. He discovers that they have moved near a pet cemetery that resides next to an ancient American-Indian burial ground.
When the husband’s toddler son is killed in an auto accident, the father takes the boy’s body to the burial ground, where it is resurrected but is not quite right. Seimetz will play the doctor’s wife, a role Denise Crosby played in the original 1989 film.
David Kajganich, Matt Greenberg and Jeff Buhler are penning the script and Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (“Starry Eyes”) are helming the film, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider and Mark Vahradian are producing.