Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage is set to star as Dracula in Universal’s monster movie “Renfield”.
The movie is based on the character of Renfield, who was first introduced in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula“.
English actor Nicholas Hoult is starring as the titular character, the vampire count’s loyal follower and an unhinged acolyte patient in an asylum with an obsession for drinking blood, deluded into thinking he will find immortality.
The character has appeared numerous times on screen and has been portrayed by actors such as Dwight Frye in 1931’s “Dracula” and Tom Waits in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaptation.
Chris McKay is directing from a script by Ryan Ridley and a story by “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman.
McKay and Kirkman are producing alongside David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst with McKay’s producing partner, Samantha Nisenboim, exec producing.