Arterton Talks Vampire Film Byzantium, Hansel & Gretel


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