Cirque du Freak Enlists Dafoe

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While I dont expect the film to be geared towards most of us, the adaptation of Darren Shan's teen book series Cirque du Freak is definitely gaining some momentum.  We've previously announced that the film will have stars such as Salma Hayek, Ken Watanabe, and John C Reilly. We also told you that Tom Woodruff has joined Cirque du Freak to create the many sideshow freaks that are part of the story. Tom has an impressive background in the horror community having done the creature designs on several Tremors movies, 4 movies in the Alien series, as well as Nicholson's film Wolf. 

Today STYD has learned that yet another big name has been thrown into the fold. One of my personal favorite actors, Willem Dafoe. He has proved himself a great actor in everything he does whether it is a bit role in a small indie film or a huge blockbuster like Spider-Man. In this film Dafoe will play Gavner Purl, a vampire. Oddly enough he is pretty familiar with playing vampires having done so in Daybreakers and Shadow of the Vampire.

Cirque Du Freak tells the frightening tale of a boy who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.

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