I have to give it to the makers of Cirque du Freak; they sure managed to get an amazing cast to work with. Since the movie, an adaptation of the books by Darren Shan, was announced, names like John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek have jumped on board.
Today various sources are reporting that Willem Dafoe has joined the list of thespians in Freak, playing a vampire in the travelling freak show that a young Darren Shan (the main character’s name, not the author…) finds himself entangled with when he must become the bloodsucker’s assistant in order to save his best friend’s life.
The books have been incredibly popular, and it looks like the film’s going a long way to get asses in seats with a cast like this. Cirque Du Freak is due out sometime in 2009; keep it here for more goodies as they come down!
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