A busy time in the world of Stephen King adaptations. A Firestarter reboot with Zac Efron and Christine from Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller are all in the pipe. Getting ever closer is New Line Cinema’s version of Salem’s Lot. This has been building its cast lately with Alfre Woodard joining Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale and son of Bill Pullman) in key roles. Now, has Salem’s Lot cast its Barlow? Or is it another key role?
William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard 2) has been sneakily cast, seemingly without fanfare and unlike the rest of the cast without a character listing.
Warner Bros. has handed the movie a release date of September 9th, 2022, meaning that it will be in cinemas in time for Halloween next year. Many dads dressed as Barlow perhaps this year?
The King classic tells the story of Ben Mears, an author who returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book… only to discover that the town is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.
Sadler has form for playing one bald-headed creature of darkness.