Ben Schwartz joins Dracula’s tale “Renfield”
Los Angeles, December 16 (IANS) Emmy-winning comedian and comedian Ben Schwartz has joined the cast of “Renfield”.
The long-awaited version of Dracula’s mythology, which centers its tale on famous vampire henchman RM Renfield, has already cast Nicholas Hoult in the title role. Nicolas Cage will play Dracula, and Awkwafina is also on board, reports varie.com.
Chris McKay directs and produces the project based on an original plan by comic book co-creator “The Walking Dead” Robert Kirkman.
Schwartz was most recently seen in the independent feature film “Standing Up, Falling Down”, opposite Billy Crystal, and in the live-action film “Sonic the Hedgehog”.
He will next be seen in Lord and Miller’s Apple miniseries “The Afterparty”, as well as in the second season of “Space Force,” the Netflix original by Greg Daniels and Steve Carell. He will also appear in the planned sequel to “Sonic.”
In 2009, Schwartz won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for his work on the opening number sung by Hugh Jackman on the Oscars television broadcast the previous year.
He was nominated again in 2017 for Outstanding Actor in a Short Comedy or Drama Series.
“Renfield” continues Universal Pictures’ commitment to filmmaker-focused projects based on characters from the studio’s vast catalog of monsters, including Blumhouse’s hit “The Invisible Man” with Elizabeth Moss.
McKay’s partner Samantha Nisenboim will produce “Renfield”. Ryan Ridley wrote the screenplay.
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