Last year, Anne Rice regained the rights to her The Vampire Chronicles series and is now in talks to get a TV adaptation of Interview with a Vampire made. But she needs you, the fans, to help her out.
In her post, the author explained:
“Anne here: Guys, we talk a lot about who can play Lestat. And we all know that if we don’t get that right, nothing else may matter. This is one series in which the star plays a super hero role. I am thinking an unknown will come to us for the part. But who are the up and coming young actors you all see and want to suggest? Include pix if you can. And any data. I love reading your responses. And yes, we’ve done this before with less focus perhaps on ‘up and coming.’ But let’s do it again.”
Many of Rice’s fans were quick to chime in with their picks, ranging from the likes of Nicholas Hoult to Timothy Olyphant to Jared Leto. These actors aren’t necessarily the “up and coming” type that Rice had asked for, but it was a start. Of course, Vampire Lestat was earlier portrayed by Tom Cruise in one of his best roles of his career, in my opinion. My personal choice would have been Dan Stevens, but with his rise in popularity of late he wouldn’t be considered an “up and coming” actor anymore. But I would love to see someone with his caliber of acting in the role.
This is a great opportunity to get your voices heard. Who would you choose to play the iconic role of Vampire Lestat? Sound off on the official Facebook page for The Vampire Chronicles.