Universal Adds To Ensemble Of Horror/Comedy ‘Renfield’

by Thomas Tuna

They may need to add an extension onto Dracula’s Carfax Abbey.

James Moses Black (Snowfall) and Bess Rous (Murder in the First) this week joined the growing cast of Renfield–Universal’s latest addition (with a considerable twist) to its monster legacy.

There is no word yet on which established (or brand-new) character Black will play, according to Deadline, but Rous will portray Caitlyn, “a member of a support group for people in toxic relationships.”

Renfield–described as a “modern-day adventure story that is comedic in tone”–promises to be unique in the annals of Universal monster lore. The film will follow Renfield–Dracula’s sniveling (insane?) lackey from Bram Stoker’s iconic 1897 novel–“who has grown sick and tired” of being the vampire’s toady and wants to find “a new lease on life and maybe even redemption,” according to the logline.

The film–directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty) that drew upon a story idea by Robert Kirkman of The Walking Dead fame–stars Nicholas Hoult in the titular role and Nicolas Cage as Dracula.

Renfield–currently shooting in New Orleans–also features Awkwafina as traffic cop Rebecca Quincy, Ben Schwartz as an unnamed mobster, Adrian Martinez as a traffic cop named Chris and Shohreh Aghdashloo as crime lord Ella.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Renfield.


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