Jon Lithgow Joins “Pet Semetary” Remake

Veteran thesp John Lithgow will play the kindly but lonely country neighbor Jud Crandall in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary” for Paramount Pictures.

Jason Clarke stars as a husband and father who has moved into a new home by a busy highway with his family, and befriends Jud who tells him about a peculiar pet burial ground and an even stranger place that lies beyond it.

Fred Gwynne played the Jud character in the original 1989 film adaptation. “Starry Eyes” filmmakers Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch helm the new version from a script by Jeff Buhler.

Source: EW