Renfield Star says Nic Cage is “weird” as Dracula

Last year, it was announced that Oscar-winning actor, Nicolas Cage, would play Dracula Renfield, the upcoming monster movie from Universal Pictures. The film is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, the LEGO Batman movie) and stars Nicholas Hoult as the titular character, Dracula’s henchman. This isn’t Hoult’s first time working with the actor. In 2005, they played the leading role The weatherman together, Hoult was just a teenager. Hoult recently had a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter about his new movie, The menuand talked about working with Cage in Renfield.

“I felt so lucky to be back on set with him because I’m such a fan of his,” Hoult said. “But to get to work with him playing Dracula, I don’t think there are two more iconic things than Dracula and Nic Cage. So, to put those together and be in scenes with him and just take all the inspiration and all the things he brings to the character the fun of it the dedication his love for acting i just loved every moment as a person he is such a pure soul to deal with and i love that people look what he’s done. It’s original, but it’s steeped in a lot of history, Dracula history and folklore. So it’s exciting, even if it’s a very bizarre, lofty tone for an action comedy. So I’m excited about it .”

Who plays the main role Renfield?

In addition to Cage and Hoult, Renfield will also play the leading role Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘s Awkwafina as well Sonic the Hedgehogfrom Ben Schwartz. Other cast members include Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Bess Rous and James Moses Black

“People don’t even know. There’s so much more. There’s so much more Nic Cage you haven’t seen,” Schwartz said in a recent interview with The playlist. “Nic Cage was a dream and a joy to work with. And when I did scenes with him he was amazing, totally committed and 100% in the. And you’re just impressed…”

“I want it to pop in a unique way that we’ve seen it play out,” Cage previously said Variety of the appeal of the project. “So I’m thinking about really focusing on the movement of the character. You know, I saw it Malicious and I thought what she did with those moves – and even ringu with Sadako [Yamamura] … I want to look at what we can explore with this movement and voice.”

Renfield is expected to hit theaters on April 14, 2023.

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