Alfre Woodard has boarded the cast Salem party, an upcoming film adaptation on New Line based on the novel by Stephen King. The Oscar-nominated actress has reportedly been cast in the role of Dr. Cody, who is depicted as a male character named Dr. Jimmy Cody in the original King novel. Another version of Dr. Cody was played by Robert Mammone in the 2004 miniseries adaptation.
Several other contributors to the new Salem party has also been announced. Lewis Pullman was cast as Ben Mears. Other co-stars include Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Bill Camp as Matt Burke and Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson. Like the novel, Salem party follows Ben Mears, who returns to his childhood home in Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book, only to discover that his hometown is in exchange for a bloodthirsty vampire.
James Wan produces the new Salem party film for New Line Cinema. That and It: Chapter two author Gary Dauberman, who is a producer, is also on board for both writing and directing. When he spoke to Slash Film after the project was first announced, Dauberman teased what was to come with this new adaptation.
“I had a unique way of doing it, but again, I think the book itself is unique,” he said. “Certainly now I have not seen a scary vampire movie in a long, long time and I really wanted to tackle it. It’s one of my favorite books. It’s one of my favorite Stephen King books. We felt that it should have the cinematic treatment we gave THAT; THAT was also a miniseries. The experience of bringing it to the big screen was such a joy that I was so happy that we get the opportunity to do it for Salem party. “
Published in 1975, on Salem party novel has long been one of Stephen King’s most famous works. It previously inspired a 1979 miniseries adaptation directed by Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), starring David Soul as Ben Mears. This was a hit with viewers and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards. The famous scene with the vampire outside the window remains one of the horror’s most terrifying moments.
In 1987, Larry Cohen released the film A return to Salem’s party. It is considered a sequel to the miniseries, but it introduces a new cast that promotes the mythology of the paranormal events that take place in Salem’s Lot. TNT aired an independent adaptation of the miniseries in 2004, in which Rob Lowe took over the role of Ben Mears. Recently, references to the series and the fictional city could be seen in Hulu’s King-inspired Castle Rock series.
For the 1983 film Cross Creek, Woodard was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. Her other film roles include Captain America: Civil War, Lions King, and Annabelle. The actor has won Emmy Awards for his roles in the TV shows Hill Street Blues, LA lov, Miss Evers’ Boys, and The exercise. She has also had memorable roles in other small screen titles like Real blood, Condition, and Luke Cage.
Recently, Alfre Woodard starred in the acclaimed film Mercy, which earned her a BAFTA nomination and a Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. She also plays with Jason Momoa in Apple TV + s See and the Netflix movie Paternity with Kevin Hart. Woodard can also be seen in the upcoming film The gray man from Russo Brothers, starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.
Production on Salem party is now underway in Boston. There is no release date for the feature yet. This news comes to us from Deadline.
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