Cirque du Freak Casting NewsGoon
According to the Hollywood Reporter, John C. Reilly, Josh Hutcherson and Chris Kelly are in negotiations to star in Universal's Cirque du Freak. This is an adaptation of Darren Shan's kidlit book series being directed by Paul Weitz.
The story follows two best friends (Hutcherson, Kelly) who visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a giant deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices that result in vampire servitude and vampirism itself. Reilly would play Larten Crepsley, the centuries-old vampire and owner of Madame Octa, the spider.
While this may sound like a pretty cool movie with illegal freak shows and that we have to take into account that this film is based on Childrens books. So it will be probably be aimed at a younger audience, but Monster House has proved that for kids or not we can all enjoy a toned down film once and awhile. Production will begin in February.