Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton are onboard as casts of Neil Jordan’s Byzantium. Neil Jordan’s last vampire movie was Interview with the Vampire.
Arterton and Ronan play a mother-daughter vampire team who sometimes pose as sisters in order to prey on unsuspecting humans to feed their blood hunger.
Shooting begins October and is penned by Moira Buffini.
Ronan played the young girl in Peter Jackson’s Lovely Bones and Arterton is also cast in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Gemma Arterton (left), Neil Jordan (center), Saoirse Ronan (right)
Directed by Neil Jordan
Official Synopsis: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.
Cast: Caleb Landry Jones, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Peter Stacey, Sam Riley, Kate Ashfield, Saoirse Ronan, Christine Marzano, Maria Doyle…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
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