Alfre Woodard has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of Stephen King novel ‘Salem’s Lot.’
Woodard will take on the role of the gender-flipped Dr. Cody. Cody provides assistance to Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman), Susan Norton (Makenzie Leigh) and Matt Burke (Bill Camp) in fighting the spread of vampires. Spencer Treat Clark also stars as Mike Ryerson.
King’s 1975 horror was his second published novel and tells the story of a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town of Jerusalem’s Lot (or ‘Salem’s Lot for short) in Maine, where he had lived from the age of five through nine, only to discover that the residents are becoming vampires.
In 1979, the story was adapted into a two-part miniseries which was directed by Tobe Hooper and starred David Soul as Ben Mears and James Mason as Richard Straker, the towns mysterious new arrival.
The property’s latest version was the 2004 miniseries of the same name starring Rob Lowe as Ben as well as Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer and James Cromwell.
Woodard was last seen in ‘Clemency’ for which she was nominated for both a BAFTA and Spirit award for Best Actress. Her upcoming projects include Joe and Anthony Russo- ‘The Gray Man’ with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, as well as the psychological thriller ‘Viral’ where she reunites with ‘Juanita’ co-star Blair Underwood.