In the future, there won’t be a Hollywood star who hasn’t at one point played a vampire. The latest to grow fangs in the name of cinema is Saoirse Ronan who will be starring with Gemma Arterton in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium
Jordan, who recently directed Interview With The Vampire but more recently Ondine and forthcoming TV series The Borgias will be working to adapt a play by Tamara Drewe writer Moira Buffini.
The stage version was picked up by Stephen Woolley for his Number 9 film company, which has worked with Jordan before on Breakfast On Pluto, The Crying Game, The End Of The Affair and funnily enough, Interview With The Vampire.
The play is about two young women who move to a small British town only for one of them to reveal at a school play that they’re both vampires. Their fellow students naturally think they’re a little bit soft in the head, but could there be any truth in what she’s saying?
The shoot begins in October, so it should be released next year.