Russell Crowe Sharpening Stakes for DiCaprio’s Harker

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New York Magazine’s Vulture

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Russell Crowe Sharpening Stakes for DiCaprio's HarkerSome possible casting news for director Jaume Collet-Serra’s new take on the legend of everyone’s favorite fanged Count, Harker, has come in. Read on for the skinny!

According to New York Magazine’s Vulture, Warner Bros. is in talks with Russell Crowe about starring in Harker, a reimagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that’s being produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. It tells the vampire story from the point of view of Jonathan Harker, who — instead of his traditional role as a lawyer — is now a Scotland Yard detective investigating the Count’s string of grisly murders in England.

The project (co-written by Lee Shipman and Vulture contributing vampire expert Brian McGreevy) began gathering steam at Warner Bros. around this time last year, when director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Orphan) became attached.

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