Zac Efron To Star In New Stephen King Movie

The well of Stephen King content to adapt has absolutely no risk of drying up. Actor Zack Efron has been pegged to star in the remake of 1984’s Firestarter, based on the King novel of the same name.

The story of a young girl named Charlie, played by a 9-year-old Drew Barrymore in the original film, who develops telepathic and pyrokinetic abilities, Firestarter skews more towards the sci-fi end of the spectrum in King’s work. It deals with shady government agencies, human experimentation — and of course, lots of mayhem and terror.

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