Arterton Talks Vampire Film Byzantium, Hansel & Gretel

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Plot details have been rather slim regarding Neil Jordon’s return to the vampire genre Byzantium.  Well, we’re out to set things right as we came across an article that revealed a just a few more details concerning the story and who will join Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton and Caleb Landry Jones in the film.

According to the Daily Mail, Arterton plays a Clara, a vampire who is out to protect her daughter, played by Ronan…who is also a vamp.  Sam Riley, Daniel Mays, Jonny Lee Miller and Tom Hollander round out the cast.  Here’s an excerpt of the outlet’s article:

‘She’s brittle and she’s a fighter,’ said Gemma of the role she plays in Byzantium, which is directed by Neil Jordan.  The film — set in both the 18th century and the modern day — is not all glossy surface nonsense like the Twilight pictures.

The Daily Mail also got the actress to comment on Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which was recently delayed and will not open until January 2013.

‘Gretel’s quite wild. She’s super cool, and violent,’ Gemma added, describing the action as Tarantino-esque. ‘She has a crossbow, she headbutts people, folk get decapitated, noses get bitten off. It’s so ridiculous that it’s funny, but I wouldn’t mess with her.’

Source: Daily Mail