Nicolas Cage has just been announced as the Bat-chelor! Cage has bitten into his next role, starring as Dracula in the upcoming monster movie Renfield from Universal Pictures, according to Deadline. The film will center Dracula’s henchman Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult, who is an inmate at the lunatic asylum. While plot details are covered in cobwebs, it’s been confirmed that the film will not be a period piece, instead taking place in the present day. This will not be the first time Cage has worn fangs on the big screen; he previously played a vampire in the comedy-horror film Vampire’s Kiss. Cage has been a leading man in numerous comedies such as Raising Arizona, Valley Girl, and Honeymoon in Vegas. Renfield will be directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie) and written by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted and Rick and Morty).
Update December 1: Deadline reported that Awkwafina has joined the cast of Renfield, opposite Hoult and Cage. No details were given on what role she would play. But there are only a few options in the classic Dracula story. She could be a Bride of Dracula, or a human woman that gets attacked by Dracula. That’s kind of it. Maybe she’s a nurse at Renfield’s mental institution?