Dafoe sinks teeth into new role
After the Nosferatu-inspired Shadow Of The Vampire and the forthcoming chiller Daydreamers, the Platoon star is to bare his teeth for the third time in Paul Weitz'z new horror-fantasy Cirque De Freak.
According to ShockTillYouDrop.com, Dafoe will star alongside John C. Reilly, Ken Watanabe, Patrick Fugit, Jane Krakowski and Salma Hayek in the freak show movie.
Horror fans will remember that Hayek is herself no stranger to vampire shenanigans, after she played a bloodthirsty erotic dancer in Robert Rodriguez' From Dusk Til Dawn.
Cirque Du Freak is to be based on the first instalment of the teen novels by Darren Shan, focusing on a young boy who visits an illegal freak show and is then is forced to become a vampire's assistant in order to save his best friend's life.
Dafoe, who has twice been nominated for academy awards, has signed to play a nightwalker called Gavner Purl.
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