Universal Bumps DRACULA Reboot with Luke Evans & Samantha Barks to Oct. 2014
Universal's DRACULA will debut a little later than initially suspected.
Directed by Gary Shore, the film features a script 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 also stars Sarah Gadon, GAME OF THRONES' Art Parkinson, and Icelandic actor Thor Kristjansson.
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Evans is best known for his roles as 'Zeus' in IMMORTALS and 'Apollo' in CLASH OF THE TITANS. He's also appeared in THE RAVEN, opposite John Cusack and THE THREE MUSKETEERS. He also appeared in the West End, performing in such shows as RENT and AVENUE Q. He can next be seen in FAST & THE FURIOUS 6, set to hit theaters on May 24.
Barks made her film debut as Éponine in the film version of the long-running musical LES MISERABLES. For the film, she received nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast and Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. She has also appeared onstage in the UK tours of Oliver!, Cabaret, and Les Miserables in the West End. Barks will next take the stage in Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl.
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