Nicholaus Hoult may have been getting addicted to vampire stories, as while he’s been busy working on the Dracula retelling Renfield, where he stars opposite Nicolas Cage. Now, he has seemingly joined the upcoming Nosferatu retelling by The Northman‘s Robert Eggers. From the sounds of it, he is still in negotiations for a role and would join the cast that currently consists of Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp.
The story is teased as a “gothic tale of obsession” that takes place in 19th century Germany, as a Transylvanian vampire haunts a young woman. They tease that he brings “untold horror with him” which might hint at more than just the vampire being the main threat throughout. Skarsgard would take on the role of Nosferatu while Depp will take on the female lead. Hoult‘s character remains under wraps.
Eggers has long hoped to bring this project to life, as he originally was going to film it before he ended up with his Viking project, The Northman. Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Styles were attached to the project when it was with Studio 8 but due to budget concerns, the project didn’t quite come together. He almost passed on the gothic tale but seemingly fell back in love with the