According to Deadline, actor will soon be trading in his fangs for a bottle of vodka, at least temporarily. The recurring regular on The Vampire Diaries has been tapped to join the cast of A Walk Among the Tombstones.
Roché will be playing Yuri Landau, a middle-class Russian drug dealer whose daughter gets kidnapped by the mob. He asks gritty ex-NYPD cop-turned-rogue private investigator Matt Scudder to help find his daughter before it's too late. Scudder will be played by (Because, really, who else would possibly be playing this role in another movie in which a teenage daughter is kidnapped by criminals and taken hostage).
The Lawrence Block novel is being both adapted and directed by , with Double Feature Films and 's Jersey Films teaming up to produce.