Tom Hiddleston & Tilda Swinton Join Jarmusch's Vampire Romance
Though recently Oscar-snubbed actor Michael Fassbender has been slated to star in Jim Jarmusch's vampire romance Only Loves Left Alive since last May, it sounds like the in-demand actor will be stepping away from the project. Now THR reports Tom Hiddleston will take the role vacated by the actor in the story described as an unusual love story between two vampires who have been in love for centuries. Mia Wasikowska is still involved with the project and now Tilda Swinton and John Hurt, who turned in great work in We Need to Talk About Kevin and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy respectively, have joined also.
Previously the film was also described as a "crypto-vampire love story" and Jarmusch has been developing this film for years. Considering the wide array of films Jarmusch has directed like The Limits of Control, Broken Flowers and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, I'm quite interested to see how he tackles the tired vampire sect of horror that has been tainted by The Twilight Saga. Hopefully having this kind of material in the hands of a unique director like this means we'll get something fresh. It doesn't hurt when you have a cast like this coming together either. Hiddleston had a big year with Thor and Midnight in Paris in 2011, and Swinton, another Oscar snub, has gotten plenty of acclaim for We Need to Talk About Kevin, so it will be great to see all this talent in one film.