Lead ‘True Blood’ Vamp Takes on New Role For ‘Priest’

“True Blood” thesp Stephen Moyer’s stock is rising as he’ll be joining Lily Collins of “90210” in Priest, the Scott Stewart-directed Screen Gems thriller that stars genre vets Paul Bettany (Legion), Cam Gigandet (The Unborn, Twilight, The Roommate, Pandorum) and Maggie Q. Scripted by Cory Goodman, the thriller involves a warrior priest who turns against the church to track down a murderous band of vampires who kidnapped his niece. Though he’s known for playing a bloodsucker in HBO’s hit vampire drama, in this feature film foray Moyer will play the mortal brother of the protagonist. Collins, who just starred with Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw in “The Blind Side,” plays the niece. Shooting begins today!
Pictured: Stephen Moyer, left, and Lily Collins