Awkwafina (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) will join Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage in “Renfield” for Universal Pictures.
Hoult will star as the infamous insane acolyte and henchman of Count Dracula (Cage) from Bram Stoker’s famed novel. The film will explore that toxic and co-dependent relationship in a modern-day adventure story with a comedic tone.
Awkwafina will play a character who teams with Renfield to take on the vampire king. Ryan Ridley (“Rick and Morty”) penned the script based on an original story by “The Walking Dead creator” Robert Kirkman.
Chris McKay (“The Tomorrow War,” “The LEGO Batman Movie”) helms the project which is due to begin shooting early next year in New Orleans. McKay and Kirkman are producing along with David Alpert, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst.