Not only does Tilda Swinton (pictured inside) look like David Bowie during the peak of his career, but she also looks like a vampire, like if vampires really existed. After a wonderful career filed with critical acclaim, she’ll now fulfill her destiny and play a bloodsucker in a high profile horror drama that could bring our genre back to the Academy Awards.
THR writes that Swinton will rejoin her The Limits of Control helmer Jim Jarmusch for the director’s new film, a take on the vampire romance genre titled Only Lovers Left Alive.
Fellow Oscar-winner John Hurt, most lately of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, Mia Wasikowska of Albert Nobbs and War Horse actor Tom Hiddleston also star in the horror drama, described as an unusual love story between two vampires who have been in love for centuries.
Jarmusch is producing Only Lovers Left Alive together with Cologne-based Pandora films. The feature has picked up $1.45 million (€1 million) in production financing from state film subsidy body Filmstifftung NRW and will shoot in the NRW region of western Germany later this year.