Christopher Plummer & Others Join the Growing Cast of Priest
Although I'm not excited for former visual effects artist Scott Stewart's directorial debut, Legion, I am actually looking forward to his follow-up, Priest. Somehow Stewart lined-up two features back-to-back, both starring Paul Bettany, both using lots of visual effects. The former is an original story, however, the latter is based on a Japanese manga. We've been hearing casting announcements for a while, but one big name has popped up today that I just can't pass up. According to Stewart's own Twitter, the legendary Christopher Plummer is joining the cast along with Brad Dourif and hottie Madchen Amick.
In addition to those three, and Paul Bettany who plays the lead, the cast for Priest includes Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Stephen Moyer, and Karl Urban as the villain. We don't know what roles Plummer or Dourif will be playing, but Variety does tell us who Amick will be playing. The "Californication" and "Gossip Girl" star will play Shannon, the mother of the kidnapped niece. Simple, eh? Priest is an adaptation of a TokyoPop manga. "In a world wrecked by centuries of violent warfare between man and vampire, a warrior priest turns against the church in order to save his kidnapped niece from a homicidal gang of vampires."