We finally have names for the young actors filling the roles of Ellie and Gage in the upcoming reboot of Pet Sematary which began filming this week!
According to Entertainment Weekly, Jeté Laurence will take on the role of big sister Ellie Creed. Fans may recognize her from last year’s The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender, but you might have also caught glimpses of her on Jessica Jones and in the hit spy series The Americans.
Meanwhile, newcomers Hugo and Lucas Lavoie will take on the role of Gage Creed, Ellie’s ill-fated younger brother. This will mark the first role for the three-year-old twins, and what a way to start!
Fan’s of King’s novel will also be excited to hear that the filmmakers are returning to the source material, diving deep into sections of the novel that may not have been covered fully in the first adaptation.
The adult cast had previously been announced with Jason Clarke (Winchester) and Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant) taking on the roles of Dr. Louis Creed and his wife Rachel. John Lithgow (Raising Cain) is set to play the role of neighbor Jud Crandall, originally played by Fred Gwynne, famous for his role as Herman Munster on television’s “The Munsters.”
The film, which is scheduled to be released next year is directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, the men behind Starry Eyes.