The lineup for the small-screen adaptation of the famed Anne Rice horror bestseller continues to take shape.
The main characters for AMC’s Interview with the Vampire have already been announced, and now the producers are filling in the important blanks in the cast, as reported by screenrant.com.
Assad Zaman–most recently seen in the Britbox original series Hotel Portofino–signed on this week to play the part of Rashid, one of Louis’ companions in the 1976 novel. Louis de Pointe du Lac–one of the two vampire leads in the story–will be played by Jacob Anderson of Game of Thrones fame.
The other vampire lead–Lestat–will be portrayed by Sam Reid (Anonymous), with Bailey Bass (Avatar 2) on board in the key role of Claudia, the 10-year-old girl who is “brought into the blood” by Lestat and Louis.
In other roles, Christian Robinson (The First Purge) has been cast as Levi–an “upstanding Baptist from the Louisiana country”–and Kalyne Coleman (earning her first onscreen acting credit) will play Grace, Louis’ sister.
Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) is directing the first two episodes of the eight-episode first season–which began production late last year for a debut on AMC and AMC+ later this year–with Rolin Jones (Boardwalk Empire) serving as screenwriter and showrunner.
Rice–who passed away last year–is credited as an executive producer of the series, along with her son Christopher and Mark Johnson.
The classic novel received a big-screen treatment back in 1994, with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the two leads. That film–directed by Neil Jordan from a screenplay by Rice–follows the adventures of Lestat and Louis, beginning with Louis’ transformation into a vampire by Lestat in 1791.
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