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First look at Charlie from Blumhouse’s “FIRESTARTER” remake

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | News


The young star of the latest Stephen King adaptation has been revealed.

Blumhouse has released the initial photo of actress Ryan Kiera Armstrong as the pyrokinetic Charlie in FIRESTARTER, being produced by Blumhouse and Weed Road Pictures for Universal Pictures release. Armstrong, who has previously appeared in the 10th season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY and IT: CHAPTER TWO, joins previously announced Zac Efron and Michael Greyeyes (BLOOD QUANTUM) in FIRESTARTER, which is being directed by Keith Thomas (THE VIGIL) from a screenplay by Scott Teems (HALLOWEEN KILLS). The story focuses on Charlie as she and her father (Efron) are pursued by a shadowy government agency that wants to use her explosive ability as a weapon. Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman are producing the new FIRESTARTER, and Martha De Laurentiis, who served as an associate producer on the previous 1984 film version starring Drew Barrymore, is executive-producing this one.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.