Les Miserables star Samantha Barks and Game of Thrones’ Art Parkinson have joined the cast of Universal’s DRACULA, according to The Hollywodo Reporter. They join Luke Evans as Dracula, as well as Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon.
Parkinson is set to portray Dracula’s son Ingeras. Barks will play a beautiful woman who turns into an evil witch, or what is called a ‘baba yaga’ in Eastern European folklore. Kristjansson is set to play ‘Bright Eyes’, a former slave and current assassin in the Ottoman Army.
Directed by Gary Shore, the film is aiming to begin production in Belfast this August. DRACULA has a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 horror novel, this new take on the tale will incorporate bits of history from the life of the real Prince Vlad. DRACULA will hit theaters on August 8, 2014.