Sense8 star Jamie Clayton has been cast to play Pinhead in David Bruckner’s reboot of Hellraiser. Doug Bradley played the horror icon in the original Hellraiser.
Spyglass Media Group and Hulu announced the casting news Thursday. They also announced that the Hellraiser architect Clive Barker joined the film as a producer.
Bruckner is directing from a screenplay written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, with a narrative by David S. Goyer.
Joining the cast also are Odessa A’zion (Grand Army), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Goran Visnjic (The Boys), Drew Starkey (Outer Banks), Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Aoife Hinds (Anne Boleyn), Selina Lo (Boss Level), and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049)
Bruckner said, “It’s been such an honor to have Clive on board to help support and shepherd us through the incredible universe he created so long ago. Combined with a fearless and committed cast, including the amazing Jamie Clayton, who fully embodies the role as the Hell Priest, we’re aiming to create a very special new chapter in the Hellraiser legacy.”
The Hellraiser films, which were produced in four installments between 1987 and 1996, earned little under $50 million but have long been considered cult classics among horror enthusiasts. Six more films were made for the home market, and the series expanded to include graphic novels and merchandise.
Clayton is currently filming the animated TV series Twilight of the Gods, which stars Jamie Chung, Lauren Cohan, and John Noble.