We last saw him in a magnificent turn in Netflix’s Mudbound, but Jason Clarke may turn to horror next for a role in the redo of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Australian actor is in negotiations to join the project, which is being directed by Starry Eyes duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch, who are also writing the script.

Here’s the official synopsis for the source novel, which was first published in 1983.

The house looked right, felt right to Dr Louis Creed.

Rambling, old, unsmart and comfortable. A place where the family could settle; the children grow and play and explore. The rolling hills and meadows of Maine seemed a world away from the fume-choked dangers of Chicago.

Only the occasional big truck out on the two-lane highway, grinding up through the gears, hammering down the long gradients, growled out an intrusive threat.

But behind the house and far away from the road: that was safe. Just a carefully cleared path up into the woods where generations of local children have processed with the solemn innocence of the young, taking with them their dear departed pets for burial.

A sad place maybe, but safe. Surely a safe place. Not a place to seep into your dreams, to wake you, sweating with fear and foreboding.

Clarke is reportedly in talks to star as Creed. The actor will next be seen in Chappaquiddick, and then Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, Aftermath with Keira Knightley and Serenity with Matthew McConaughey.

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