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October 09, 2021

Actress Jamie Clayton Set to Star as Pinhead in Hulu-Spyglass Reboot of 'Hellraiser'

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Jamie Clayton is set to play Pinhead in the reboot of the iconic horror movie, "Hellraiser," made by streaming platform Hulu and Spyglass Media Group. 

"The L Word: Generation Q" actress Jamie Clayton has been cast as the movie monster, Pinhead for the upcoming reboot of Clive Barker's 1987 horror movie, "Hellraiser, " which will be released on Hulu.

Deadline confirmed the casting details of the reboot on October 7, 2021, and confirmed that Clayton took on the iconic role, which was previously played by Doug Bradley. 

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Bradley played the cenobite lifeform for eight of the ten movies. In 2011, Stephan Smith Collins took over the role for "Hellraiser: Revelations," and in 2018, Paul T. Taylor played Pinhead in the last installment, "Hellraiser: Judgment."

Clayton acknowledged the casting announcement on Twitter as she shared the Deadline article alongside a picture of herself holding the iconic puzzle box from the films, with which she wrote:

"Demons to some. Angels to others. @hulu #Hellraiser"

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Clayton has been praised for making strides in transgender representation in Hollywood because of her roles in different TV series and movies, including starring in "The Neon Demon" and HBO's "Hung."

Many fans know her for her role in Netflix's "Sense8" in which she portrayed Nomi Marks, a transgender hacker created by trans filmmakers Lilly and Lana Wachowski.

Barker reclaimed the rights to the film franchise he launched for his horror novella, "The Hellbound Heart," last year.

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Clayton will gain more exposure with her role in the iconic "Hellraiser" franchise, which is about monstrous lifeforms who torture human souls through unthinkable experiments. 

Other cast members in the horror reboot include Brandon Flynn, Goran Visnjic, Odessa A'zion, Drew Starkey, Hiam Abbass, Adam Faison, Aoife Hinds, and Selina Lo.

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Barker reclaimed the rights to the film franchise he launched for his horror novella, "The Hellbound Heart," last year. He is a producer for the reboot along with David S. Goyer, Keith Levine, and Marc Toberoff.

David Bruckner will direct the 11th installment, which was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who both worked on "Super Dark Times" and "The Night House."

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Barker stated that Bruckner has paid homage to the first movie but "then [took] it to places it's never been before." He added that he did not expect "Hellraiser" to go to such heights.

The franchise has a cult status among genre fans, despite the first four movies only grossing just under $50 million. Fans will have to wait to see if the reboot lives up to the older films. 

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