Castle-Hughes, Cook and Kreuk Join Iwai Shunji’s Vampire


Screen Daily reports that Kristin Kreuk from “Smallville,” Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) and Rachel Leigh Cook are joining the cast of Iwai Shunji’s Vampire, which began filming in Vancouver last week. It will be the first English language film from the Japanese director of the cult hit All About Lily Chou-Chou who also had a segment in the recent anthology New York, I Love You. The three actresses, Adelaide Clemens and Trevor Morgan join the already-announced cast of Kevin Zegers, Amanda Plummer and Yu Aoi from Japan.

In other vampire news, it looks like Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the makers of Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie, are back and ready to take on the vampire genre themselves with Untitled Vampire Spoof, which 20th Century Fox just slotted in for release on Wednesday, August 18.

It looks like /Film nailed this one when they filed this report about a secret project by the duo and mused that the movie may be a spoof of the “Twilight” series. No cast has been announced, but Ken Jeong (The Hangover) is rumored to be among them.