Lewis Pullman To Lead “Salem’s Lot”
Bill Pullman’s son Lewis Pullman (“Bad Times at the El Royale,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Ballad of Lefty Brown”) has scored the lead role in the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel “Salem’s Lot” at New Line.
Pullman will play author Ben Mears who returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book – only to discover it is being preyed upon by a vampire, leading him to band together a ragtag group that will fight the evil presence.
David Soul played the part in the 1979 miniseries from Tobe Hooper, while Rob Lowe took on the part in a miniseries in the 2000s.
Gary Dauberman (“IT”) wrote the script and is directing the feature project which will begin filming in September in Boston. James Wan, Roy Lee and Michael Clear will produce.