Doctor Sleep actor Jacob Tremblay joins Toxic Avenger reboot

In-demand young thesp Jacob Tremblay (“Wonder”, “Good Boys”, “Before I Wake”, “Doctor Sleep”) has joined the cast of Legendary Entertainment’s “Toxic Avenger” reboot.

Per Deadline, Tremblay joins Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) for a “contemporary reimagining” of the Troma Studios classic, “steeped in environmental themes and subverts the superhero genre in the vein of Deadpool.”

When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.

Macon Blair is set to write and direct.