Reilly Travels with Cirque du Freak

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Based on the book series by Darren Shan

Here’s one for the kiddies…

John C. Reilly landed the lead vampire role in Universal’s Cirque du Freak. Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy) wrote and will direct the adaptation of the bestselling children’s series by Darren Shan. Rights to the 12-book series were picked up in 2005.

Weitz will also produce with Lauren Shuler Donner. Production begins in February.

Reilly, who next opens in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will play a vampire who drafts a 14-year old to serve as his assistant. The youth is turned into a half-vampire and becomes the catalyst in a battle between vampires and the rival Vampanese.

Source: Variety