Ben Schwartz is the latest in names to join Chris McKay’s ever-increasing cast for Dracula monster feature ‘Renfield.’
Schwartz will play a mobster in the film. Awkwafina will play a character who teams with Renfield to take on the vampire king, Schwartz also joins Nicholas Hoult who will play the title character R.M. Renfield and Nicolas Cage who will take on the role of Dracula. Chris McKay will direct.
‘Renfield’ is a fictional character that appears in Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel ‘Dracula’. He was an inmate at a lunatic asylum who was thought to be suffering from delusions that compel him to eat living creatures in the hope of obtaining their life force for himself. It later turns out he is actually a servant of Dracula.
Plot details are currently unknown, though it’s believed to be a modern-day adventure story with a comedic tone.
‘Rocketman’ helmer Dexter Fletcher was originally attached to direct the project.
This version of the project is based on an original pitch from ‘The Walking Dead’ author Robert Kirkman with Ryan Ridley (“Rick and Morty”) penning the script. Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst produce. McKay would also produce.