Universal Pictures renewed interest in their monster franchises has provided fans with exciting new takes on these classic characters. Now according to insider Daniel Richtman, their newest film Renfield is eyeing Benedict Cumberbatch to play Dracula.
Announced in Nov. 2019, Renfield is a monster movie centered on Dracula’s henchman and based on an original pitch from Robert Kirkman. The film is being penned by Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley and produced by Skybound Entertainment’s film team, including Kirkman, David Alpert, Bryan Furst, and Sean Furst. Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher is currently attached to helm the project.
Universal Pictures has cast some serious stars to lead these projects, such as Ryan Gosling in the upcoming Wolfman movie. It seems they aim to keep this status quo as the studio is interested in Cumberbatch to play the prince of darkness himself, Dracula. There is no word on who the studio is looking at to play Renfield alongside Dracula, but potential casting will hopefully be revealed soon.
There is no confirmation if Universal Pictures has met with Cumberbatch to star in the film as of yet. Based on the casting grid, the studio is simply eyeing the star for the project.
Would you like to see Benedict Cumberbatch play Dracula in Dexter Fletcher’s Renfield? Who would you like to see play Dracula’s henchman and the titular character? Let us know in the comments below!
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