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Stacy Keach and an “ORPHAN” Join Stephen King’s “CELL”

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The long in-development adaptation of Stephen King’s zombie tech-horror story CELL is now underway, in production in Atlanta under the direction of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2’s Tod Williams and reuniting 1408 (another King adaptation) co-stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. As the European Film Market chugs along, news comes of two other genre favorites also joining the ensemble.

Variety reports ORPHAN’s Isabelle Fuhrman and the great Stacy Keach (THE NINTH CONFIGURATION, BODY BAGS) will co-star in CELL. Furhman “plays a teenage neighbor of Cusack’s Clay Riddell character who joins him and Jackson’s Tom McCourt character on their journey to safety,” while Keach will essay the headmaster of a prep school where the survivors stop for refuge.

CELL, King’s 2006 novel, tells the story of an apocalypse spread through our phones.

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