Casting: Lemmon, Hudgens, Janai, Williams

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Firestarter
Sydney Lemmon (“Helstrom,” “Succession”) is set to play the mother of Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) and wife of Zac Efron’s character in the upcoming new adaptation of Stephen King’s “Firestarter” for Blumhouse/Universal/Weed Road Pictures.

The story follows a young girl who develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon. Gloria Reuben and Michael Greyeyes also star. [Source: Deadline]

My Little Pony The Movie
Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn and James Marsden will lead the voice cast of the Netflix film “My Little Pony: A New Generation” based on the popular children’s toy line. The film debuts on the service on September 24th. Ken Jeong, Elizabeth Perkins, Jane Krakowski, Phil LaMarr and Michael McKean also star. [Source: Variety]

House Party
Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Andrew Santino and Bill Bellamy have joined the cast of filmmaker Calmatic’s re-imagining of 1990 cult classic comedy “House Party” at New Line and HBO Max.

They join Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Tosin Cole, Karen Obilom and DC Young

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