In the new adaptation of Stephen King’s thriller novel from 1980, Zac Efron and Sydney Lemmon star as parents to daughter Charlie, played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong. The couple desperately try to hide their daughter from outside forces interested in turning her unique gift into a deadly weapon.
How to Watch ‘Firestarter’
- Premieres in theaters and streaming on Friday, May 13
- Stream on Peacock
For more than a decade, parents Andy and Vicky (have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her unprecedented gift for creating fire into a weapon of mass destruction.
Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, which is triggered by anger or pain. But as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family’s location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. Charlie has other plans.