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'The Hobbit’s' Luke Evans to Play Dracula

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Luke EvansUniversal’s Dracula Year Zero, now entitled plain old Dracula, has found its Prince of Darkness. Luke Evans of The Raven, Immortals, the next installment of The Hobbit, and yes, Fast & Furious 6 fame has been tapped for the lead role in this origin story.

Gary Shore, who replaced Alex Proyas as director, will make his debut on the film, which is set to shoot later this year.

According to THR, “The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.”

via THR

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