The Daily Mail is reporting some addition casting for Neil Jordan’s now-filming sci-fi thriller Byzantium.
Both Jonny Lee Miller (“Dexter”, Hackers, Dark Shadows) and Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean) will join Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Mays, Bradley James, and Sam Riley in the vampire flick where Arterton stars as Clara, a vampire who has to protect herself and her daughter (played by Saoirse Ronan) from those seeking to plunge a stake through their hearts.
Here’s the official plot crunch: “Two young women arrive in a nameless British small town. Their names are not their own. They don’t declare their ages. Their relationship with each other is not clear. Are they sisters, as their assumed identities declare? Or are they mother and daughter? The eldest, Claire, takes a job in a pub. The youngest, Eleanor, goes to school.
During a truth exercise in her drama class, Eleanor confesses that she has been alive for over two hundred years and has survived by drinking human blood. Her classmates think she is utterly crazy and Mint, her teacher, puts her in touch with the school counsellor. She makes one friend, Frank, a boy who has been home educated and is as much of an oddity as Eleanor. He tries to get to the bottom of her vampire delusion, thinking it an epic and compelling psychosis. Why would anyone want to be undead?”