RIDING THE BULLET GETS CAST
Mick Garris? long-planned Stephen King adaptation RIDING THE BULLET begins shooting in Vancouver next month, and Fango is the first to report that the indie film has hired quite a cast. Jonathan (TUCK EVERLASTING) Jackson takes the lead role of Alan Parker, a college student who decides to hitchhike home on Halloween night after he learns his mom has taken ill. Trouble starts when he gets picked by one George Staub, who?d be good company if he wasn?t a dead guy. Genre goofball David (SCREAM) Arquette will play Staub, while SWIMFAN?s Erika Christensen (as Alan?s girlfriend) and Charles (SISTERS) Durning (as old man Farmer) co-star, and Barbara (THE ENTITY) Hershey is in talks to portray Alan?s mother. With the King-scripted KINGDOM HOSPITAL ABC series lensing in Vancouver at the same time as BULLET, and King expected up North to observe filming at some point, don?t be surprised if the Maine scribe takes cameos in both projects.
In their first team-up with Garris, KNB will handle BULLET?s makeup FX, while CBS Digital takes on the digital work.
Courtesy of Fangoria