Jamie Clayton Is The New Pinhead In Hellraiser Reboot
Spyglass Media Group and Hulu have officially announced who will be playing the 'Lead Cenobite' (Pinhead) in their reboot of Clive Barker's Hellraiser, and sadly it's not Doug Bradley.
"Demons to some. Angels to others. @hulu #Hellraiser"
- Twitter, @MsJamieClayton
As reported by Deadline, Sense8 and The L Word: Generation Q actress Jamie Clayton has been named as the new Pinhead, a role originally played by Doug Bradley, and Hellraiser architect Clive Barker is joining the production, which has already wrapped, as producer. Speaking to Deadline, Barker sounded thrilled to be part of this new adaptation of his novel, The Hellbound Heart.
"Having seen some of the designs from David Bruckner’s new Hellraiser film, they pay homage to what the first film created, but then take it to places it’s never been before. This is a Hellraiser on a scale that I simply didn’t expect. David and his team are steeped in the story’s mythology, but what excites me is their desire to honour the original even as they revolutionise it for a new generation."
Actress Odessa A’zion has also been confirmed for the movie. Rounding out the cast are Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why, Ratched) Goran Visnjic (The Boys, ER) Drew Starkey (Outer Banks, Love, Simon) Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Into the Dark), Aoife Hinds (Normal People, Anne Boleyn), Selina Lo (Boss Level) and Hiam Abbass (Blade Runner 2049, Succession).
Bradley of course made the role his own and made the character a fan favourite since 1987, but since this reboot is moving more towards a truer version of Barker's novella maybe this is the perfect opportunity to introduce a brand new version of the character.