Date: 1st December 2021

Nicolas Cage To Play Dracula In Universal's 'Renfield'.

Universal has signed actor Nicolas Cage to play 'Dracula' in director Chris McKay's upcoming horror comedy feature "Renfield", focusing on author Bram Stoker's 'R.M. Renfield'.

An origin story, the upcoming film is expected to take place in the present day. It’s not clear how much it will stick to the source material, Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror novel “Dracula.” In the literary thriller, R.M. Renfield was an inmate at a lunatic asylum. He was thought to be suffering from delusions that compelled him to eat live creatures in the hopes of obtaining immortality, until it’s later revealed that he’s under the influence of one Count Dracula.

Cage is coming off some of his strongest reviews in some time with the thriller Pig and can be seen next playing himself in the highly-anticipated Lionsgate pic The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. He is currently filming the western Butcher’s Crossing.

Source: Press Release