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Nicolas Cage will play Dracula in the new monster movie “Renfield”

by Stewart Cole

Nicolas Cage is ready for another vampire kiss.

After starring in a number of independent films, Cage returns to the blockbuster scene.

The 57-year-old Oscar winner will star in Universal Pictures’ “Budget” big-budget monster. Cage will play the infamous vampire Dracula with Nicholas Hoult, 31, playing the title character.

Renfield is the name of Dracula’s gluer and gluer, who first appeared in Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror novel “Dracula”.

The novel portrayed Renfield as a patient being held in a madhouse with paranoid delusions.

“Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay is at the helm of the new movie.

The Hollywood Reporter described the film as “a modern adventure story with a comic tone”.

Edward Van Sloan as Renfield and Bella Lugozi as the vampire title in the 1931 “Dracula”
Courtesy of the Everett Collection

The stars who have played Dracula on screen are Bela Lugosi in a 1931 black and white version and Gary Oldman in the adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola in 1992. Frank Langella, Christopher Lee, Gerard Butler and Luke Evans have also played the monster in recent movies.

Cage was set to play “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic in an Amazon Prime Video based on last year’s successful Netflix documentaries. But those plans were thwarted this summer.

The “National Treasure” actor claimed that the streaming service stopped production due to reduced interest in the subject.

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Cage’s last role on a big budget was in “Ghost Rider” in 2011.
Getty Images for the movie Independen

“We have to clean up the mess. I read two great scripts, which I really thought were great, but I think Amazon finally felt it was material that had become a thing of the past because it took so long. [to] come together “, Cage he told Variety on July. “At one point they felt like it was lightning in a bottle, but this spot has since faded into the distance and is no longer relevant.”

His casting was first announced in May 2020 for the eight-episode fiction series following the documentary’s debut in March.

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