Amy Seimetz Lands a Lead Role in Pet Sematary

The actress will co-star alongside Jason Clarke in the upcoming remake.

By Jay Gervais

According to Variety, Amy Seimetz (Alien: Covenant, Stranger Things) is tapped for a lead role in the upcoming Pet Sematary remake. She will co-star alongside Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), likely playing the role of Rachel, the wife of Dr. Louis Creed. Last month, we also reported that John Lithgow (Interstellar, 3rd Rock from the Sun) was cast to play the role of Jud Crandall.


The film is likely to follow the story of the novel, where Dr. Louis Creed and his family move to a rural town in Maine after he accepts a new job there. Shortly after arriving, they are mystified by a makeshift pet cemetery in the woods nearby their home. Following the unexpected death of their cat, they decide to bury it at this cemetery. However, therein lies a blood-chilling truth of terror that will freeze the souls of those that dare tamper with this forbidden place.

The new adaptation of Pet Sematary was originally scheduled for April 19th, 2019 but has been slightly bumped up for release instead on April 5th. The film will be directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. The duo is known for directing other films like Absence and Starry Eyes, as well as a few episodes of the Scream TV series.

About the Author

Jay Gervais

From small town to big city and back again, Jay was born and raised in Canada and has lived his whole life there. He’s always ready to cut down any misconceptions his American friends have of life in the great white north. He’s also no stranger to this kind of community, and has plenty of experience under his bed. He enjoys all kinds of horror entertainment, as long as it’s got the heart and soul to it. When he’s not doing something here, he can be found at his post at the night’s watch, or knee deep into his school studies.