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Posted on: October 1st, 2021

Overlord’s Pilou Asbæk has been cast in a pivotal role in the new Salem’s Lot movie. He’ll play Richard Straker, the vampire’s familiar!

This fresh adaptation of the classic Stephen King story hails from Warner Bros. and New Line. Gary Dauberman (It) is attached to write, direct, and executive produce the film, which will be produced by James Wan, Roy Lee, and Mark Wolper.

Salem’s Lot centres around Ben Mears, an author returning to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book. But he gets far more than he bargained for when he discovers the town is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.

Lewis Pullman (The Strangers: Prey at Night) will star as Ben Mears. The cast also includes Makenzie Leigh (Gotham), Bill Camp (The Outsider), Spencer Treat Clark (Unbreakable), Alfred Woodard (Annabelle), and William Sadler (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey). The film is currently slated to release on September 9th, 2022.

Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)

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