Willem Dafoe Plays Vamp in Cirque Du Freak
05.29.08 by REELZ
Reelz.com and a few other online outlets were part of a group brought down to the set of Cirque Du Freak in New Orleans earlier this week. We saw the sets, spoke to cast and watched some filming.
Sadly, we are sworn to secrecy for now, but what we can tell you is that Willem Dafoe has joined the cast as Gavner Purl. This has been confirmed and actually, we saw him on set in full costume.
Cirque Du Freak is an adaptation of the first three books of the popular U.K. series by Darren Shan. Paul Weitz (About a Boy, American Pie) directs. Joining Dafoe in the cast of freaks and vampires is Salma Hayek as Madame Truska (aka "The Bearded Lady") and, actually, she doesn't look half bad with a burly beard. There's also John C. Reilly as Larten Crepsley, Ken Watanabe as Mr. Tall and Patrick Fugit as Snake Boy.
If you're a fan of the Cirque Du Freak novels, drop us a line or post a comment below and let us know what you think about this one. More to come on Cirque Du Freak!