Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Icelandic star Thor Kristjansson, and Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones) have signed on to star in Dracula for Universal Pictures.

Luke Evans is portraying the Transylvanian prince and vampire, who risks eternal damnation by attempting to save his wife and son from a Turkish mob. Samantha Barks is playing Baba Yaga, a woman from Eastern European folklore who turns into a deadly witch. Thor Kristjansson plays Bright Eyes, who was enslaved as a young boy and is now an Ottoman Empire assassin. Art Parkinson is set to portray Dracula's son, Ingeras. They join a cast that also includes Dominic Cooper and Sarah Gadon.

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Visual effects specialist Gary Shore is making his directorial debut, working from a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Flash Gordon). Michael De Luca is producing, with Alissa Phillips serving as executive producer. Production is scheduled to begin this August in Belgrade.