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Nicolas Cage to play Dracula in new monster film ‘Renfield’

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Nicolas Cage has scored his subsequent gigantic-budget on-display cloak aim as “Dracula” in the upcoming Universal Photos film “Renfield” alongside Nicholas Hoult.
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Nicolas Cage is ready for any other vampire’s kiss.

After starring in a slew of indie films, Cage is coming encourage to the blockbuster scene.

The Oscar winner, 57, will superstar in Universal Photos’ gigantic-budget monster flick “Renfield.” Cage will play the nasty vampire Dracula with Nicholas Hoult, 31, taking part in the title persona.

Renfield is the name of Dracula’s sidekick and henchman, first considered in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic apprehension original “Dracula.”

The radical characterized Renfield as a affected person held at an insane asylum who had paranoid delusions.

“Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay is on the helm of the brand new characteristic.

The Hollywood Reporter described the film as “a novel-day adventure fable that is comedic in tone.”

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Edward Van Sloan and Bela Lugosi in 1931’s “Dracula.”
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Stars who like played Dracula on-display cloak embody Bela Lugosi in a gloomy-and-white 1931 model and Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 adaption. Frank Langella, Christopher Lee, Gerard Butler and Luke Evans like also played the monster in contemporary films.

Cage became once arrangement to play “Tiger King” superstar Joe Irregular in an Amazon Prime Video mission per final One year’s hit Netflix docuseries. Nonetheless these plans had been scrapped this summer season.

The “National Adore” actor claimed that the streaming service stopped production which capacity of lessened hobby in the sphere matter.

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Cage’s final gigantic-budget aim became once in 2011’s “Ghost Rider.
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“We ought to obvious the file. I read two very excellent scripts, which I did trust had been very excellent, but I trust Amazon someway felt that it became once field matter that had turn into past demanding which capacity of it took so prolonged for it [to] attain collectively,” Cage told Differ in July. “They felt at one level that it became once lightning in a bottle, but that level has since extinct into the distance and it’s no longer relevant.”

His casting became once first launched in Could perchance additionally 2020 for the eight-episode fictionalized sequence following the doc’s March debut.

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