Check out the first official trailer for “Firestarter,” a new horror thriller based on Stephen King’s classic book about a young girl with pyrokinetic powers, which was turned into a 1984 film starring the young Drew Barrymore.
In this new adaptation, Ryan Kiera Armstrong (from “The Tomorrow War” and “American Horror Story: Double Feature”) plays Charlie, a young girl haunted by a dark government agency after developing dangerous pyrokinetic powers (the ability to control heat and fire through the mind). ).
Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) and Sydney Lemmon (Fear the Walking Dead, Helstrom) play the girl’s parents. Michael Greyeyes (Wild Indian, Fear of the Walking Dead) plays a ruthless government operative.
Produced by Blumhouse, the film was directed by Keith Thomas, director of the Jewish supernatural horror thriller “The Vigil”. The screenplay was written by Halloween Kills screenwriter Scott Teems.
Legendary horror film director and composer John Carpenter (Halloween) will give the original music for the film, working again with his son musician Cody Carpenter and frequent music collaborator Daniel Davies.
Firestarter Movie plot
In a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller from Blumhouse (produced by The Invisible Man), a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers struggles to protect her family and herself from the sinister forces that want to capture and control her.
For more than a decade, parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to use her unprecedented gift to create a firearm of weapons of mass destruction. Andy taught Charlie how to mitigate his power, driven by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire is getting harder to control. After the incident reveals the location of the family, a mysterious operative (Michael Greyeyes) is deployed to catch the family and catch Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.
Firestarter Movie in theaters from May 13, 2022 (United States)
Firestarter cast and characters
- Zac Efron as Andrew “Andy” McGee
- Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlene “Charlie” McGee
- Sydney Lemmon as Victoria “Vicky” McGee (née Tomlinson)
- Michael Greyeyes as John Rainbird
- Kurtwood Smith
- John Beasley
- Gloria Reuben
- Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird
- Tina Jung as Ms. Gardner
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