‘Dracula’ Casts A “Shameless” Gypsy

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Universal’s Dracula (formerly Year Zero), has added Zach McGowan to the cast (pictured above; “Shameless”). Per Deadline he’ll play “play a character called Shkelgim, a gypsy chief.

The film also stars Fast & Furious 6‘s Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Sarah Gadon. Gary Shore is directing and Michael De Luca producing.

The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Prince Vlad, the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by the Bram Stoker novel.

Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless wrote the latest draft of the script. VP of production Anikah McLaren and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project for Universal. The film is moving fast with Universal giving it the greenlight and slating it for an Aug. 8, 2014 release.