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Zac Efron to Star in Adaptation of Stephen King’s Thriller

Zac Efron will star in “Firestarter,” the brand new adaptation of Stephen King’s basic sci-fi thriller of the identical identify.

Keith Thomas (“The Vigil”) will direct the movie for Universal Pictures, Blumhouse Productions and Weed Road Productions. Scott Teems (“Halloween Kills”) is writing the screenplay.

Jason Blum and Akiva Goldsman will produce. Martha De Laurentiis, who served as an affiliate producer on the 1984 adaptation of “Firestarter” starring Drew Barrymore, will govt produce.

The movie will observe a younger woman who develops pyrokinetic talents and is kidnapped by a secret authorities company that wishes to make use of her powers as a weapon.

King’s novel was first printed in 1980 and the next 12 months, the e-book was nominated as Best Novel for the British Fantasy Award, Locus Poll Award and Balrog Award, and in 1984, it was tailored right into a function movie that additionally starred David Keith and Martin Sheen. A mini-series follow-up, “Firestarter: Rekindled,” was launched in 2002.

Efron, who presently may be seen within the docu-series “Down to Earth” on Netflix, is represented by CAA, Alchemy Entertainment, Viewpoint and Felker, Toczek, Suddleson, Abramson.

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