Variety reports that Caleb Landry Jones (Banshee in X-Men: First Class) will play the male lead in director Neil Jordan’s Byzantium.
He’s joining Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton in the film, based on Moira Buffini’s play. According to the trade, the actresses play a “mother and daughter who are vampires and arrive in a small British town revealing their secret to the town. Jones plays a teenager dying of leukemia which in turns forces him to struggle with his mortality, causing Saorsie Ronan’s character to struggle with her own immortality.”
Buffini also wrote the script with Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley producing.