Saturday, August 15, 2009

Robert Downey Jr. to Play Lestat in The Vampire Chronicles

According to sources at Bloody, Robert Downey Jr. is in very close talks to play the vampire Lestat in an unpcoming big screen adaptation of Anne Rice's book series "The Vampire Chronicles" (NOT to be confused with the lame ass CW show "The Vampire Diaries.") The movie will be narrated by and focus on Lestat Du Lioncort and the wacky shenanigans he gets into. Like draining people of all their blood and long walks on the beach. Except without the beach part.
As you may recall, the character of Lestat has been portrayed twice already by two different actors-Tom Cruise in "Interview with a Vampire" and Stuart Townsend in "Queen of the Damned". In case you haven't seen either, Tom Cruise's Lestat is basically a ruthless, bitchy queen. Think Rupert Everett but slightly more lovable. Townsend's Lestat on the other hand was less calculated, but definitely more sexy. My guess is Robert Downey Jr. would be the perfect man to blend both elements flawlessly. Because I don't know about you, but if I'm going to be killed by an 18th century vampire with a thirst for blood and an even bigger thirst for revenge, he could at least look like Robert Downey Jr. Right?


Emily said...

Robert Downey Jr = hot.

Robert Downey Jr as a vampire = HOT

Keith said...

I'll be interested to see his take on the character.

Mrs. M. said...

Keith I agree. He is one of the best actors of our time. Did you ever see "Fur"? He was covered head to toe in (duh) fur, yet it was still one of the most memorable and emotional performance I've ever seen. It takes one hell of an actor to pull that off.

ChavelaPrincess said...

One! He is so hot!

Two! I love that photo you have of him up! *guh*

Three! I think he would be perfect for that roll. He is so damn talented.

Made In The J.L.A. said...

Ugh... Am I the only one who DOESN'T think he'd make a good Lestat? I've read just about every Anne Rice book and while he might make a good Marcus he would RUIN Lestat. Nothing personal against Robert Downey Jr. but just cause he's the Iron Man doesn't mean he'd make a good vampire!

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