Cosmopolis' Sarah Gadon Sinks Her Teeth Into Dracula

By Nick Venable 2013-05-02 16:29:43discussion comments
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Despite the fact that its luscious and exquisite sets, costumes and effects overshadowed its underwhelming adaptation of the story, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 gothic romance Bram Stoker’s Draculastands with Tod Browning’s 1931 classic as hallmarks of Dracula’s cinematic appearances, with the Hammer films following closely behind. But since there is no shame in Hollywood, we'll soon have yet another Dracula film. Start coming up with your own “suck” pun now.

Giving the film a port in a storm is its quality casting. We told you last month that Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) would be joining the film as the titular character, and today Variety reports his leading lady has been cast. Frequent David Cronenberg actress Sarah Gadon will play the monster’s love interest, although it probably won’t be a bloodless relationship.

Gadon has been acting since she was a pre-teen, but has really become a recognizable face in the last few years. She previously stared in thrillers like The Moth Diaries and Dream House before landing a string of Cronenberg films, starting with A Dangerous Method, and then Cosmopolis. She will also be in his upcoming thriller Maps to the Stars with John Cusack and Julianne Moore.

Behind the cast there’s first time director Gary Shore, who will be directing a years-old script rewritten by first timers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Fortunately, at least, it won’t be a direct retelling of Stoker’s novel, and will take historical liberties in telling the story of Prince Vlad the Impaler. So maybe it’ll be like the prologue of Coppola’s film, just stretched out for almost two hours. Sounds fang-tastic!
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