Cinema’s First Lady of Action is collecting her check and putting her stamp on Stephen King‘s universe of horror.
In an exclusive report from Variety, it has been announced that the iconic Pam Grier is joining the prequel to the 2019 horror film Pet Sematary, which was an adaptation of famed author Stephen King’s novel.
The untitled film is slated to shoot in August and will tell a similar story to the original, chronicling a family who discovers a mysterious graveyard in the woods behind their home. Grier joins a cast that includes Jackson White, Forrest Goodluck, Jack Mulhern, Natalie Alyn Lind and Isabella Star LeBlanc.
To get more familiarity on the first film that was released in 2019, here’s the description:
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, (Stephen King), Pet Semetary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.“
Considered to be an action pioneer in the realm of cinema and the first action heroine, Pam Grier’s portrayal of an assertive woman during the ’70s era of blaxploitation cinema is highly credited for paving the way for actresses like Sigourney Weaver in the Aliens franchise and Linda Hamilton in the Terminator franchise.
Among Grier’s most notable on-screen performances include the 70s’ blaxploitation films Coffy, Foxy Brown, Scream Blacula Scream and Miss, Sheba and the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown. Aside from her work in film, Grier is also known for her portrayal of Kit Porter of the acclaimed Showtime drama The L Word.