'Firestarter': 5 things to know about the horror movie on Peacock

Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong star in the horror thriller 'Firestarter'


                            'Firestarter': 5 things to know about the horror movie on Peacock
Ryan Kiera Armstrong in 'Firestarter' (IMDb)
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Peacock brings us a potential worthy horror watch, 'Firestarter'. Imagine being able to set things on fire by just thinking about it! That's exactly what Charlie McGee (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) tries to figure out in the upcoming horror thriller.

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What's more, her father, Andy McGee (Zac Efron) develops psychic powers and meets his soulmate. What's the catch? A secret government entity called The Shop, demands its powers back after conducting this experiment. 

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When does 'Firestarter' release and where can you watch it?

'Firestarter' releases on May 13, 2022, and can be watched on Peacock

What is 'Firestarter' all about?

The official synopsis reads, "A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind".

Who stars in 'Firestarter'? 

Zac Efron as Andy McGee 

The 'Highschool Musical' heartthrob Troy Bolton aka Zac Efron is a man who needs no introduction. He started his acting career with the hit 'High School Musical' trilogy, between the years 2006 to 2008. During the same window, he also appeared in some of the greatest, well-known films in Hollywood including the 2007 musical, 'Hairspray', and the 2009 hit comedy '17 Again'.

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Some of his notable roles include his work in the films, 'New Year's Eve' (2011), 'The Lucky One' (2012), 'The Paperboy' (2012), 'Neighbors' (2014), 'Dirty Grandpa' (2016), 'Baywatch' (2017), and 'The Greatest Showman' (2017). Efron also played the role of Ted Bundy in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile' (2019). Efron also won a Daytime Emmy Award for the hit Netflix docuseries called 'Down to Earth with Zac Efron'.

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The rest of the cast includes Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Charlie McGee, Gloria Reuben as Captain Hollister, Kurtwood Smith, Sydney Lemmonas Vicky McGee, Michael Greyeyes as Rainbird, Tina Jung as Ms Gardner, Neven Pajkic as Heavy, Lanette Ware as Principal Lewis, Gavin MacIver-Wright as Gavin, Vas Saranga as Agent Jules, Phi Huynh as IT Tech guy, Darrin Maharaj as the news reporter, Danny Waugh as Sheriff Wendell Perry, Shannon McDonough as Mrs Livesy, and Isaac Murray. 

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Showrunners 

The writers of the movie are Scott Teems (screenplay) and Stephen King (novel) with Keith Thomas as the director. 

Trailer 

Below is the trailer of 'Firestarter':


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