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Russell Crowe jumping on vampire bandwagon

"Harker," to be directed by Eli Roth, will find the Australian star in the role of Dracula. A Scotland Yard detective - yet to be cast -- is trying to stop the bloodsucker.

Russell Crowe jumping on vampire bandwagon

Russell Crowe ruffles his hair, contemplating his next role -- as Drac.
Russell Crowe ruffles his hair, contemplating his next role -- as Drac.

So what if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter tanked at the box office? There’s still another Twilight coming, and a dozen or so other projects featuring be-fanged, blood-slurping undead in the leads. And now Deadline Hollywood reports that Russell Crowe has signed on to play the most famous vampire of them all, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in Harker. A thriller (of course) to be directed by torture porn Hostel guy Eli Roth, Harker centers around Scotland Yard inspector Jonathan Harker, who is on the hunt for this Dracula dude. The Harker role has yet to be cast. Crowe and Roth worked together on the upcoming RZA-directed action piece, The Man With the Iron Fists. Crowe stars in that one,  Roth wrote the script.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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