Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Trailer For 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Brings Two Comic Book Legends Together Watch: First Trailer For 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Brings Two Comic Book Legends Together Martin Scorsese's List Of 85 Must-See Films Martin Scorsese's List Of 85 Must-See Films The 10 Best & 5 Worst Cannes Film Festival Openers Ever The 10 Best & 5 Worst Cannes Film Festival Openers Ever The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

'Thor' Star Tom Hiddleston Replaces Michael Fassender In Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Film 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist January 30, 2012 at 10:42AM

Barring die hard fans of Kenneth Branagh TV show "Wallander," a year ago, not many could have picked Tom Hiddleston out of a line-up. But having been selected by Branagh to play Loki in "Thor," the young British actor's gone from strength to strength; playing opposite Rachel Weisz in Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea," cropping up among the ensemble cast of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, in a few short months, reprising Loki as the villian in the hotly anticipated superhero team-up flick "The Avengers."
6
Tom Hiddleston Replaces Michael Fassender In Jim Jarmusch's Vampire Film 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Barring die hard fans of Kenneth Branagh TV show "Wallander," a year ago, not many could have picked Tom Hiddleston out of a line-up. But having been selected by Branagh to play Loki in "Thor," the young British actor's gone from strength to strength; playing opposite Rachel Weisz in Terence Davies' "The Deep Blue Sea," cropping up among the ensemble cast of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and, in a few short months, reprising Loki as the villian in the hotly anticipated superhero team-up flick "The Avengers."

And it's a measure of the actors' fast-rising status that, having wrapped a TV version of "Henry V," tied to the London Olympics, he's now stepping in for one of the hottest stars around, in the latest film from indie legend Jim Jarmusch. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hiddleston has joined the cast of the director's upcoming vampire tale, which now has an official title; "Only Lovers Left Alive," replacing Michael Fassbender in the cast. 

When we spoke to the Irish-German actor last year, Fassbender said regarding the Jarmusch film, his involvement in which was announced during Cannes last year, that he "wasn't sure what's going on there, to be honest," and clearly things didn't shape up, as the actor's nowhere to be seen in THR's story on the film. Still locked in, however, are Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Tilda Swinton, (the latter two coming straight from Bong Joon-Ho's "Snow Piercer") all of whom were previously linked to the project.

While we're totally bored of vampire movies at this point, we're sure that Jarmusch will have something new to bring to the genre for his film, described as 'an unusual love story' between two bloodsuckers. German company Pandora Films are backing the project, and the film will shoot in Western Germany later in the year. Our big question at this point: is the title a tribute to punk supergroup Wanderers' 1981 concept album of the same name?...

This article is related to: Jim Jarmusch, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Only Lovers Left Alive


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates