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John Lithgow is Jud Crandall in remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary

It was a week or so ago that we got news that Jason Clarke will be playing the new Louis Creed in the upcoming remake of Stephen King's PET SEMATARY and today we have word on who will be playing Jud Crandall.

Yes, EW reports that none other than John Lithgow will be playing the role famously inhabited by Fred Gwynne in the original Mary Lambert film. What do you think of this casting? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

PET SEMATARY synopsis:

Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds' cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to bury it in the ground near the old pet cemetery. The cat returns to life, its personality changed for the worse. When Louis' son, Gage (Miko Hughes), dies tragically, Louis decides to bury the boy's body in the same ground despite the warnings of Crandall and Louis' visions of a deceased patient.

The remake is directed by Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch from a script written by Jeff Buhler and the film is produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, and Steven Schneider. PET SEMATARY hits us like an Orinoco truck blaring The Ramones on April 19, 2019.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of this casting?

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