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Vampires Are Sexy; Casting Vamps

by Sophia Savage
August 26, 2010 3:37 AM
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There is no end in sight for box office blood-sucking. The question is not should we make another vampire movie? it's who do we want to see as a vampire? Vampires are sexy, we get it. So we'll keep watching. Sub-genres have arrived, i.e. the spoof Vampires Suck, the teenage romance (Twilight, obviously), the TV shows (True Blood, Vampires Diaries), the thrillers (Let The Right One In, etc) and soon enough there will be vampire family melodramas, 'cos they have problems too, you know! Skyway Drive-In in Warren, Ohio, has an interesting marketing scheme in place.

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The upcoming vampire rom-com Vamps from writer/director Amy Heckerling (Fast Times As Ridgemont High, Clueless) announces the casting of foil characters to its ensemble of sexy leading ladies (pictured) Alicia Silverstone (who worked with Heckerling for her breakout role in Clueless) and Krysten Ritter (a diverse resume that includes both Breaking Bad and Banana Republic ads). The three additions are: Marilu Henner (an ill woman who gets awakened to her hotter self), Zak Orth (Ritter's nerdy friend) and Malcolm McDowell (Vlad the Impaler, but in a velvet jogging getup).

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Ritter and Silverstone play vampires living up the New York City nightlife until love jeopardizes their immortality. Heckerling rounds out the cast with Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lewis, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Dan Stevens, Todd Barry and Kristen Johnston. The film is currently shooting in Detroit.

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