Firestarter (2022)

USA, 2022
digital video, colour, 2.39:1
Dolby Digital, English

An American science fiction film based on the novel by Stephen King and directed by Keith Thomas.

Plot Summary

11-year-old Charlie has tremendous pyrokinetic powers and has been the subject of a research programme by sinister government agency The Shop who want to harness her powers as a weapon. Her parents Andy and Vicky go on the run with their daughter hoping to protect her from pursuing agents.


Directed by: Keith Thomas
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse present a Weed Road Pictures production
Executive Producers: Ryan Turek, Scott Teems, Martha De Laurentiis
Produced by: Jason Blum, Akiva Goldsman
Co-producers: Rachel Reznick, Jon Romano, Jennifer Scudder Trent
Line Producer: Karen Harnisch
Screenplay by: Scott Teems
Based on the Novel by: Stephen King
Director of Photography: Karim Hussain
Edited by: Timothy Alverson
Music: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel Davies
Sound Mixer: Paul Gosse
Costume Designer: Aline Gilmore
Make-up Department Head: Traci Loader
Make-up Effects Supervisor: Zane Knisely
Hair Department Head: Daniel Losco
Special Effects: Nicolas Italiano
Visual Effects: Spin VFX
Production Designer: Zosia McKenzie
Casting by: Sarah Domeier Lindo, Terri Taylor

Zac Efron (Andy)
Ryan Kiera Armstrong (Charlie)
Sydney Lemmon (Vicky)
Kurtwood Smith (Dr Joseph Wanless)
John Beasley (Irv Manders)
Michael Greyeyes (Rainbird)
Gloria Reuben (Captain “Cap” Hollister)
Tina Jung (Ms Gardner)
Hannan Younis (Darla Gurney)
Gavin Maciver-Wright (Gavin)
Jeremy Ferdman (eyes man)
Jamillah Ross (Officer Pierce)
Morrissa Nicole (young nurse)
Sheila Boyd (Esmerelda ‘Essi’ Manders)
Darrin Maharaj (news reporter)
Danny Waugh (Sheriff Perry)
Lanette Ware (Principal Lewis)
Hunter Smalley (first kid)
Isaac Murray (second kid)
Nicholas Vilord (third kid)

Alternative Titles

Brandstifter – Danish title
Chamas da Vingança – Brazilian title
Charlie – French Canadian title
Eldfödd – Swedish title
A Incendiária – Portuguese title
Llamas de Venganza – Argentine, Chilean, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian title
Mesakheket Be’Esh – Israeli title
Người Khởi Lửa – Vietnamese title
Ogen van vuur – Dutch title
Ojos de fuego – Spanish title
Podpaľačka – Slovakian title
Podpalaczka – Polish title
Potpaljivačica – Croatian title
Tepki – Turkish title
Tulisilmä – Finnish title
Tűzgyújtó – Hungarian title
Uždegančioji žvilgsniu – Lithuanian title
Πύρινη Οργή – Greek title
Поджигатель – Russian title
Подпалвачката – Bulgarian title
Та, що породжує вогонь – Ukrainian title
ファイアスターター – Japanese title
파이어스타터 – South Korean title
炎の少女チャーリー – Japanese title

See also
Firestarter (1984)