Gary Dauberman’s forthcoming adaptation of Salem’s Lot has recruited some new actors, including its vampiric patient zero, a creepy kid who transforms the small town into a vampire apocalypse. The Stephen King adaptation has added young actors Jordan Preston Carter (The Haves and the Have Nots), Nicholas Crovetti (Big Little Lies) and Cade Woodward (A Quiet Place) to the stacked cast, which already features Lewis Pullman in the lead role of Ben Mears, Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Bill Camp as Matthew Burke, Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson, and Pilou Asbæk as Straker. Broadway standout John Benjamin Hickey joined the cast on Friday, playing Father Donald Callahan.
Carter will play Mark Petrie, a 12-year old boy who plays a key role in battling the vampires, while Crovetti will play Danny Glick, who becomes the town’s first vampire. Woodward will play Danny’s brother (and apparent first victim), Ralph Glick.
In Salem’s Lot, author Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book, only to discover his hometown is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.