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Stephen King’s ‘Firestarter’ gets new adaptation starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong

A new thriller remake opens May 11 in cinemas.

From the master of horror, Stephen King, comes new adaptation of his work, ‘Firestarter.’ Summer’s about to get even hotter with the upcoming latest adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller Firestarter starring Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, with Michael Greyeyes and Gloria Reuben.  

In Firestarter, a girl with extraordinary pyrokinetic powers fights to protect her family and herself from sinister forces that seek to capture and control her. For more than a decade, parents Andy (Efron) and Vicky (Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Armstrong in the titular character, previously played by Drew Barrymore) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction. 

Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.  

From Universal Pictures International, Firestarter will soon open in local cinemas on May 11. (Press release)

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