The remake of the 1994 Interview with the Vampire is finally set to roll with actor Jared Leto in the lead role. He will take on the role of Lestat, played by Tom Cruise in the original Warner Brothers film, reported Ace Showbiz.
Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and Jill Killington have completed the screenplay based on Anna Rice’s novels. The rebooted project is rumoured to be a part of The Vampire Chronicles universe developed by Universal.
“Lestat - there can be only one. #JaredLeto,” Boone recently wrote on Twitter.
Rice’s son, Christopher, also hyped up the movie on his own Twitter, “We’re so excited about this and @JoshBooneMovies. Lots of great things to come. Stay tuned!”
While Leto is eyed for Universal’s Vampire franchise, Tom Cruise is tapped for The Mummy reboot as part of the studio’s Monster universe.