The Pet Sematary Prequel Just Gained 4 New Cast Members

Never thought I'd see the day when Pet Sematary got the prequel treatment.

Pet Sematary 2019
Pet Sematary 2019
Image: Paramount Pictures

The Pet Sematary prequel film casting is upon us.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Jack Mulhern (Mare of Easttown), and Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant), are joining Natalie Alyn (Big Sky) and Isabelle Star LaBlanc, who is making her acting debut. Previously we learned Jackson White would be playing a young Jud Crandall. Lindsey Beer wrote a script based on a draft of the prequel by Jeff Buhler. Beer will also direct the film with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing.


In 2019, Paramount released a Pet Sematary reboot starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. The film is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a family who moves near an Indigenous burial ground that brings the dead back to life. The story got the film treatment with the original Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary 2 (1992), and the 2019 version.

The film starts production this August and will premiere exclusively on Paramount+. Not sure why we need a prequel, but ok. What do you folks think?

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We open on PETE and STEPHEN two teenagers standing next to a large box truck with the words “CASTLE ROCK PET STORE” on the side. They look sad, exhausted and disheveled.

Boss said no one can find out what happened at the store. He’ll lose his license.

Fine, but what are we going to do with all these dead pets?!