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Marvel's Luke Cage Star Alfre Woodard Joins Stephen King's Salem's Lot

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 2021-09-02

Cover picture for the articleThe cast for New Line Cinema's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot has just gotten a major new addition with Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard signing on for a role. Deadline reports that Woodard will play a gender-swapped version of Dr. Jimmy Cody from the original novel, just referred to as "Dr. Cody" in the trade's write-up. As in the book, Woodard's character joins some of her fellow townspeople to hunt down the vampire threat. She joins a cast that includes Lewis Pullman (son of actor Bill Pullman and star of Bad Times at the El Royale) as lead character, Ben Mears. Others set to appear include Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, and Spencer Treat Clark.

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