Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner actress Shohreh Aghdashloo to star in Chris McKay’s monster film, ‘Renfield’ for Universal.
With the new cast confirmed for the upcoming monster feature of Universal’s Dark Universe, House of Sand and Fog actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will now be seen sharing the screen with Nicholas Hoult, Awkwafina ( Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ), Nicolas Cage, Ben Schwartz and Adrian Martinez in ‘Renfield‘. The project is being directed by Chris McKay, who is best known for The Tomorrow War and The Lego Batman Movie.
It’s story will be based on the outline of an original story by Robert Kirkman. Nicholas Hoult will play the lead role in the film as ‘Renfield’, who has grown sick and tired of his centuries as Dracula’s ( Nicolas Cage ) lackey. Later, henchman finds a new lease on life and may be even redemption when he falls for feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy. Awkwafina is playing Rebecca Quincy. Shohreh Aghdashloo will play as Ella, a bold woman who is one of the most feared crime lords in the town.
Universal already announced another new film that forward with James Wan Produce ‘Van Helsing Reboot With ‘Overlord’s’ Director Julius Avery .
Ryan Ridley to script Universal’s latest monster project, previously co-writer on Warner Bros. TV series Rick and Morty. Chris McKay will also producing the film Renfield. Samantha Nisenboim will serve as executive producer. The upcoming monster pic will also produced by Skybound Entertainment with Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst.
Shohreh Aghdashloo has earned an Emmy Award for her performance in the 2008 mini-series House of Saddam. She has also been nominated for an Oscar for the 2003 drama/psychological thriller House of Sand and Fog. She was recently seen in romantic comedy, Simple Wedding.